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DeVos firm releases plan for downtown office building
A DeVos-owned firm has shared its plan for a new office building downtown.
RDV Corporation, the DeVos family office, released today preliminary design plans for its future headquarters at 200 Monroe Ave. NW in Grand Rapids.
Construction is slated to begin this June. Site preparation and interior demolition are now underway.
The building will cover seven stories once complete.
RDV Corporation entered an agreement to purchase the building last December, the Business Journal reported previously.
The preliminary exterior rendering shows a new main entrance onto Monroe Avenue.
The building’s concrete façade and dark tinted windows will be replaced by a more modern design that will infuse the office building with natural light.
Additionally, an extension will be added to the south and an additional floor to the top. Square footage on these pieces is still being determined.
Entities that will be based in the facility include RDV Corporation, Ottawa Avenue Private Capital and the DeVos family foundations.
Grand Rapids-based AMDG Architects is the project’s architect. Grand Rapids-based Rockford Construction is the general contractor on the project. Chicago-based Eastlake Studio is the interior designer.
Built in 1967 by the Michigan Consolidated Gas Company, the building was last occupied by Fifth Third Bank. It was built as part of the Vandenberg Center, a federal urban renewal project in the 1960s that also led to the construction of the nearby Vandenberg Plaza, or Calder Plaza, and various government buildings.