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Italian manufacturer breaks ground on first US facility

An Italian maker of molds for the plastics industry broke ground recently on its first facility in America, which will be located in Byron Center. Read More


$5.5M project looks to transform Arena District building

A building located in downtown Grand Rapids’ Arena District is about to undergo a major transformation that will make it a class-A space. Read More

The Tin Can bar

Bar plans to enter downtown market

“If Walmart had a bar, this would be it.” Read More

hard hat

Safest builders, contractors earn honors

The Associated Builders and Contractors Western Michigan Chapter honored 21 of its member companies this week for their outstanding safety practices and records. Read More


Hostel to open in Grand Rapids next year

A 150-year-old Victorian home located in the Creston neighborhood on Grand Rapids’ northeast side will become the city’s first hostel come 2015. Read More

CWD Ledyard Building

ArtPrize names real estate sponsor

The world’s largest art prize has named its real estate sponsor for 2014. Read More

south clinic

Open wide in Kentwood, starting Sept. 2

Since getting results of the 2011 Community Health Needs Assessment, the Kent County Health Department has been planning to make dental care more accessible to all county residents. Read More

More contracts awarded for major re-pave of Grand Rapids streets

The Grand Rapids City Commission has awarded another series of contracts for the major repair of city streets since a majority of voters agreed to pay for it by approving an extension of a temporary income tax increase for the next 15 years. Read More

Silver Line

Silver Line set to roll Monday

The result of 11 years of planning will be out in the open in Greater Grand Rapids on Monday with the start of The Rapid transit authority’s $39 million Silver Line, a “bus rapid transit” or BRT service operating much like a light rail line, but at a much lower cost to build. Read More

Teazers Bar & Grille

Developer plans downtown bar and grill

A developer has purchased a two-story building downtown, where it plans to replace a now-closed bar and grill with a new one. Read More

Healthy backlog signals rebound in construction industry

The Construction Backlog Indicator produced by Associated Builders and Contractors reached an all-time high in the second quarter of 2014. Read More

Sangren Hall

Change Ups: WMU Sangren Hall earns LEED gold

Western Michigan University’s 230,000-square-foot Sangren Hall on the Kalamazoo campus was awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Read More

Public Record

August 23 — Mortgages Read More