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Firm building $20M student housing complex

October 12, 2017
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The Alpine Allendale apartments job site
An aerial look at the job site of the The Alpine apartment complex in Allendale. Courtesy Orion Construction

A new $20-million student housing complex is underway in the area.

Wilmington, North Carolina-based Zimmer Development Company has broken ground on The Alpine in Allendale, next to Grand Valley State University, according to Orion Construction yesterday. 

The project, located at 10452 Lodge Dr., will consist of nine three-story buildings with a total of 108 units and 432 beds.

The project is slated for completion before the 2018 summer semester and is leasing for next fall.

Raleigh, North Carolina-based Planworx Architecture is the project's architect.

Grand Rapids-based Orion Construction is the project's contractor.

The Alpine will feature a number of amenities: a swimming pool; 24-hour fitness center; yoga studio; clubhouse with a pool table; flat-screen TVs throughout; game room and social lounge; barbecue grilling stations; fire pit; tanning beds; individual and group study rooms; computer lab with printers; coffee bar; beach volleyball court; and more.

Each unit will include a variety of standard furnishings and elements: sofa; lounge chair; flat-screen TV; coffee table; entertainment console; bar stools; washer; dryer; stainless-steel appliances; granite countertops; and more. 

Each bedroom will have a private bathroom, walk-in closet, mattress, bed with storage, nightstand, desk and chair.

Each unit will be rented for about $600 a month. 

Orion Construction also completed a $22-million student housing project on the same 60-acre site in July called The Lodge. The fully leased 192-unit apartment complex by Zimmer Development Company has 576 beds.

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