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Riverfront Building Expansion

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A few more details about the Riverfront Building expansion next to the new Marriot:

Expansion planned for Campau Avenue office building

Thursday, June 09, 2005

By Chris Knape

The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS -- The owners of the Old Town Riverfront Building are getting ready to break ground on a 50,000-square-foot, five-story addition that will bring even more construction to Campau Avenue.

The addition to the office building, 55 Campau Ave. NW, will house expanded offices for the accounting firm Crowe Chizek and Co. LLC and Wolverine Gas &Oil Corp. Both firms are major tenants in the building.

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http://www.mlive.com/search/index.ssf?/bas...ml?grpress?BUGB

5 stories? Come on!

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Ground will be breaking in the near future, the mini plies are looking to start during the 1st week of july with excavation proceeding. Steel should begin in August.

it will only be 5 stoires to avoid falling into the category of being a high-rise building. (less than 55 ft to floor line of top story).

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it will only be 5 stoires to avoid falling into the category of being a high-rise building.  (less than 55 ft to floor line of top story).

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Are there code variance issues when classified as highrise?

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Are there code variance issues when classified as highrise?

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The biggest code issue is with fire protection. The requirements you need, if considered a highrise, take a significant price increase due to a higher water pressure that is needed.

Also the schedual for completeing the building would not permit a taller structure, there is very limited time to complete this project due to space conflicts with the new Alticor hotel

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If you are interested start watching the jobsite starting tomorrow. Next week there will be alot of action, excavation starts monday, the test piles for foundation should be starting sometime thursday.

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Nice! Now we need some renderings...

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If you are interested start watching the jobsite starting tomorrow.  Next week there will be alot of action, excavation starts monday, the test piles for foundation should be starting sometime thursday.

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Yes, jschutMTU. You seem to have a great deal of knowledge on this project. If you can get the renderings, that would be great! If they aren't digital, Kinkos has a scanner :whistling:

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There is some interesting movement on the Riverfront Site this morning.... more than meetings and alligators.... you can expect the Alticor Hotel to follow shortly with excavtion and foundation work.......

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