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Contractors in the greater Grand Rapids area maintain a positive outlook at the start of the new year.

Kendall College of Art and Design thinks that for West Michigan to continue ramping up its reputation as a hub for design-based companies, it must make clear what “design-centered thinking” is all about.

Suburban multifamily market gains steam

Written by | Sunday, 04 January 2015 21:00 |

As dozens of new market-rate multifamily units come online in the downtown Grand Rapids market and in the nearby neighborhoods, developers have also turned their attention to serving housing demand in the suburbs.

A Grand Rapids neighborhood could be getting a new mixed-use development on the site where developers failed to move ahead with a proposed gas station that proved controversial for local stakeholders.

Despite a bullish outlook for construction in West Michigan, one area company thinks its best opportunity for growth lies outside the region.

Grand Rapids-based Pioneer Construction Co. and Grand Valley State University came away with the most honors as part of this year’s Excellence In Construction Awards presented by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Western Michigan Chapter.

Over the last five years, health systems across West Michigan and nationally have taken steps to correct a key problem they diagnosed within their footprint of medical office buildings.

Planners with the city of Muskegon want to make it easier for developers to create new building projects in the core downtown area.

Fewer submissions for the Honors Awards presented by the Grand Rapids chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIAGR) probably translates into good news for the West Michigan industry as a whole.

For Tom Nemitz and his associates at Grand Rapids-based Cornerstone Architects Inc. PC, business has seen a noticeable uptick in the first half of the year.

As Kendall College of Art and Design launches its new graduate program in architecture this fall, the school realizes that it will need to differentiate itself from an already crowded field of educational offerings.

A multitude of factors went into CWD Real Estate Investment’s decision to buy, restore and move its headquarters to a recently acquired historic property in downtown Grand Rapids.

Given the brisk pace of new vehicle sales in the past couple of years, auto dealerships can ill afford downtime in their stores as they compete for customers’ attention and dollars.

While the national outlooks for the architecture industry point to a slow or flat growth trajectory for the coming months, that’s not translated into a slowdown for West Michigan design firms and contractors.

The Ottawa County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (OCBRA) approved its first assessment project that was made possible by a $400,000 federal grant.

Q&A: Lt. Gov. Brian Calley

Written by | Sunday, 25 May 2014 22:00 |

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley served as the keynote speaker at the Urban Land Institute of Michigan infrastructure conference this month in Lansing. MiBiz spoke with Calley before his address to discuss how the Governor’s office is approaching fixes to the state’s ailing infrastructure. Calley said it’s time to make big moves to find a solution.

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