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Downtown Grand Rapids Development Roundup 2009

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For newcomers and visitors (and for you regulars too ;) ), here is an updated compilaton of current NEW CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS underway around downtown:

The Tallest

River House - Residential Condominiums - 412' - $90 Million - complete

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River House Discussion Thread and Construction Photos

JW Marriott Hotel & Conference Center - 24 Stories - 340 Rooms - $100 Million - Also includes 750 car parking structure - complete

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Michigan Street Hill - Healthcare Hill - Medical Mile Developments - $850 Million+ Underway

RDV/Christman Medical Office/Research Complex - 12 Stories/3 Buildings - 700,000 sq ft - $200 Million - On top of a $61 Million, 2700 car parking structure - Tower 25 complete

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Medical Complex Discussion Thread and Construction Photos

MSU College of Human Medicine - Secchia Center - Relocation of main campus from East Lansing to Downtown GR - new $90 Million facility

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Children\'s Hospital Discussion Thread

Van Andel Research Institute Phase II - Medical Research - 280,000 sq ft - $170 Million - construction underway

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Construction Webcam

Office, Mixed-Use, Civic-Use and Residential Developments

Wealthy and South Division Development, 250,000 SF Mixed Use, Proposed

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Peter Martin Wege Theater and Meijer Royce Center for Dance - complete

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Discussion

Women's Health Center of West Michigan/Midtowne Village - 7 Stories - 92,000 sq ft - $25 Million - complete

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Midtowne Village Discussion Thread

Grand Rapids Art Museum - 120,000 sq ft - First LEED Certified art museum in the U.S. - $75 Million - complete

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GR Art Museum Discussion Thread and Construction Photos

GR Art Museum Construction Cam

"38" Commerce - Parking ramp and office/residential "liner" development on Commerce & Weston - $20 Million - Vertical construction

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Discussion

Old Bicycle Factory site - $8.4 Million mixed-use commercial and residential project - complete

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Two West Fulton (Gallery on Fulton) - $34 Million mixed use - 34,000 sf retail, 66 apartments - Vertical construction

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Proposed Ionia Ave Hotel, 9 story Cambria Suites next to Van Andel Arena - planning stages

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Proposed addition to The BOB entertainment complex - indoor-outdoor festival/marketplace/concert venue - planning stages

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St Mary's Hospital Neuroscience Center - $45 Million - Adjacent parking structure - complete

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Uptown Village Discussion Thread

Park Row Townhomes at Mid Towne Village - complete

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Mid Towne Village Updates

Metropolitan Park Apartments - Heartside District - Ionia Ave SW - $3.3 million - complete

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Metropolitan Park Apts Discussion and Construction Photos

Newberry Place - Grand Rapids first Cohousing Community - Belknap Lookout Neighborhood - complete

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Newberry Place discussion

Hope Lodge - American Cancer Society - $6.8 Million lodging facility in St. Mary's area - complete

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Hope Lodge Discussion

New Plante & Moran GR offices $10.2 Million development along the North riverfront - complete

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East Grand Rapids, Spectrum Health - Blodgett Hospital Addition:

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Projects complete in 2006: 15, total value $40,400,000

Projects completed to date 2007: 17, total value $277,198,000

Projects currently under construction, Fall 2007: 20, $900,550,000

Projects in planning stages, Fall 2007: 18, $244,800,000

• Since 2006, 32 significant construction projects have been completed within the

downtown area.

• Currently, there are 18 significant projects that are being proposed for the district.

• Since 2006, 229 new housing units have been added to the district.

• Almost $1 Billion of construction activity is presently underway within the district.

• Over 430 new housing units are currently under construction.

DDA Projects Breakdown - Pages 22 - 26

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A rundown of renovations:

101 S. Division - Apartments and retail

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The Hubb - 50,000 square foot warehouse renovation - high tech office space

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Details and discussion

Verne Barry Place - Addition and renovation, residential and ground floor retail along South Division

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Discussion

Founders Brewery - Relocation and renovation of the Preston Truck Depot:

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6th Street/Seward Avenue developments - Aslan Apartments, Widdicomb Trade Center, Drueke Gaming Building, American Seating Renovation

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Discussion

Avenue for the Arts - South Division Ave - Artists loft, retail space

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http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:3yigg-...apids&hl=en

http://www.urbanplanet.org/forums/index.ph...mp;#entry254983

Hopson Flats - Warehouse to apartments on Grandville

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Hopson Flats discussion

61 Commerce - New ProCare Headquarters:

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Discussion

Loose Leaf Lofts - 34 Apartments in Heartside

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Loose Leaf discussion

Civic Theatre - Renovation and Expansion - $10 million - Complete 2006

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http://www.urbanplanet.org/forums/index.ph...mp;#entry284197

The Fitzgerald - YMCA Conversion to condos

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Discussion Thread

The Boardwalk - Historic Berkey & Gay Furniture Factory - Apartment to Condo Conversion

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Discussion Thread

126 Ottawa Ave NW - RDV Corporate HQ - complete facade renovations, proposed added top floors and garden patio

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Discussion Thread

65 Monroe Center - Retail/office to condo conversion

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65 Monroe Center discussion

True North Architecture's new HQ

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801 Ionia, conversion of warehouse facility into mixed use commercial

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Cathedral Square, Division and Wealthy

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Other major metro area developments:

New Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) parking structure - $134 Million, 1.8 Million square feet, 130,000 sf canopy, terminal expansion and modification:

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3d Flythrough Video

Discussion

Metro Health Hospital and Healthcare Village - $150 Million, 1st fully LEED Certified Hospital in the U.S., "Green" Roof

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Discussion

Orchard Park Regional Retail Center - Proposed $234 Million, 238 acres, lifestyle center, possible Cabela's, proposed indoor waterpark resort

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Village of Orchard Hills - Proposed 500K sf lifestyle center

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New condo tower at Gaslight Village - East Grand Rapids

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Downtown Streetcar Feasibility Study:

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Silver Line - Bus Rapid Transit - proposed

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http://www.rapidsilverline.org/

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Wow! So many awesome projects. I think my two favorties are the MSU College of Human Medicine:Secchia Center and Helen Devos Children's Hospital. I'm so jealuos. <_<:D:D

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Seems like Grand Rapids is growing fast... with a nice downtown. Lansing's downtown is improving ( as it seems at least ) although I dont know if its having a high construction growth.

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Not to drag up the thread that hasn't been posted in since 2008, but I for one wouldn't mind seeing this updated, a lot has changed since the last time it was updated. Anyone with me?

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