Wolverine Building on a winning streak

December 5, 2008
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In addition to capturing the prestigious 2008 Excellence in Business Award from the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce last week, the Wolverine Building Group also recently won a pair of construction contracts.

The city of Kentwood chose Wolverine Building and Post Associate Architects to design and build the new Kentwood District Library. A few weeks earlier, Foot & Ankle Specialists of West Michigan picked Wolverine Building to construct its ninth location.

The newest Foot & Ankle Specialists building is a two-story, 11,700-square-foot structure that will go up on the corner of Leonard Street and Walker Avenue NW in Walker. Foot and Ankle will occupy the second floor. The lower level will offer lease space for two tenants.

“It’s a pleasure to be working with Foot & Ankle Specialists again on their new Walker facility. This new building will surely be a showcase for the city of Walker,” said Chris Nye, Wolverine Building project manager.

The Kentwood District Library will be built on the city’s municipal campus situated on Breton Road SE. The building will be 43,000 square feet, with nearly triple the space the city’s current 15,000-square-foot library offers.

Groundbreaking will take place in the spring and construction will take about a year.

Molinaro Architects, of Evanston, Ill., is working with Wolverine Building on the structure’s design. Land Development Solutions of Grand Rapids is doing the engineering work.

The $8 million project is being paid for by a millage that Kentwood residents approved in August.

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