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On the horizon

December 25, 2015
| By Pat Evans |
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Here is a sampling of projects in the works in downtown Grand Rapids:

Under construction:

Arena Place, 55 Ottawa Ave. SW

Orion Construction’s project includes 101 apartment units, mixed-use retail including The Wheelhouse Restaurant, and offices for Meritage Hospitality Group, Miller Johnson and Do More Good. Expect completion this spring.

Venue Tower, 20 Monroe Ave. NW

Orion Construction recently broke ground on this 12-story, 96 market-rate apartment project that will be above a new entertainment venue next to The B.O.B.

Gateway at Belknap, Hastings Street and Clancy and Colt avenues

Orion Construction also broke ground this fall on an86 market-rate apartment mixed-use development in the Belknap neighborhood.

Mid Towne Village, 555 and 601 Michigan St. NE

Third Coast Development is working on two buildings that will include26 market-rate apartments on Michigan Street.

MSU Medical Research Facility, Michigan Street and Monroe Avenue

Michigan State University, along with Lansing’s Clark Construction and Rockford Construction, broke ground in June on the $88.1 million, six-story project on the site of the former Grand Rapids Press building.

The Rowe, 201 Michigan St. NW

CWD Real Estate Development project has 77 market-rate apartments, condos and mixed-use retail, including Atwater Brewery.

New Holland Brewing Building, 400 block of Bridge St. NW

Rockford Construction is working on the 35 market-rate apartment development that includes New Holland Brewing Co. as the anchor tenant of the ground floor retail space.

Waters Building, 161 Ottawa Ave. NE

The renovation project led by a partnership of local developers includes 44 market-rate apartments, a 111-room Hilton Homewood Suites, offices and retail.

Clancy Lofts, Clancy Avenue NE between Trowbridge and Fairbanks streets

RJM Properties is performing site work in the Belknap neighborhood for the 66 market-rate apartment development.

20 E. Fulton

Brookstone Capital appears to have begun site work for the 90 mixed-income apartments on what is currently a surface lot. It also will include retail and a parking deck.

616 Lofts on Alabama, 420 Alabama Ave. NW

616 Development is renovated and building two buildings for 103 market-rate apartments on the city’s west side, near Bridge Street.

Twelve Weston, 35 and 41 S. Division Ave.

Rockford Construction is working on the site for the 12-story Class A office building.

Fulton Place, 600 W. Fulton St.

Rockford Construction is building 112 apartments with 232 bedrooms for student housing near Grand Valley State University’s downtown campus.



601 Bond, Trowbridge Street and Bond Avenue

A New York developer is planning 140-164 market-rate apartments in a 16-story building in a vacant lot near Monroe Avenue.

234 Market Avenue

Maplegrove Development plans to turn a former adult entertainment complex into an 11-story building with 260 apartments and commercial space.

Unnamed Ottawa and Lyon project

Orion Construction announced the new project on a downtown surface lot that will include two 14- to 17-story buildings, one for residential and one for offices, including Warner Norcross & Judd’s new office.

Diamond Place, NE corner of Michigan Street and Diamond Avenue

Third Coast Development will begin work on 150 mixed-income apartments at the former Proos Manufacturing site.

Rivers Edge, 1001 Monroe Ave. NW

Orion Construction is planning 34 market-rate apartments and a restaurant on the bank of the Grand River.

Firestone Building, 25 Jefferson Ave. SE

Third Coast Development will renovate the office building into 21 market-rate apartments.

One Carlton Square, 1, 25 and 29 Carlton Ave. SE

Orion Construction has plans for two buildings in a vacant lot in Eastown, with 56 market-rate apartments and retail space.

Kingsley Building, 1415 Lake Drive SE

Bazzani Associates is planning 41 market-rate apartments, commercial and storage space.

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