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Sunday, 24 October 2021 18:30

Dwelling Place pursues 47-unit community land trust housing in southeast Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — Nonprofit housing developer Dwelling Place is planning to construct nearly 50 single-family condominium units in Grand Rapids that would be permanently affordable under a community land trust model.

Sunday, 18 July 2021 17:00

‘Reimagine’ Plainfield Corridor vision clashes with proposed zoning changes

PLAINFIELD TWP. — A broad vision to redesign the concrete jungle that is Plainfield Avenue north of Grand Rapids is meeting resistance as local planning officials debate the individual zoning changes that would make the vision a reality.

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 28 April 2021 10:50

Township advances plan to ‘reimagine’ Plainfield corridor

PLAINFIELD TWP. — The Plainfield Charter Township Planning Commission on Tuesday voted in favor of the Reimagine Plainfield Plan, which recommends ways to build vibrant places, encourage green space, and make Plainfield Avenue north of I-96 more of a destination.  


Sunday, 22 November 2020 19:15

Plans in motion for Grand Rapids waterfront amphitheater

GRAND RAPIDS — Earlier this month, the Grand Rapids City Commission and the Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority approved a memorandum of understanding that could result in a new 14,000-seat waterfront amphitheater downtown.

Thursday, 12 November 2020 14:15

Local American Institute of Architects awards focus on sustainability

Integrated Architecture LLC was among several local firms recognized at the Grand Rapids chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ 2020 awards, receiving multiple commendations for its design of the new ADAC Automotive headquarters. 

Sunday, 08 November 2020 17:16

Spectrum Health plans $72M projects

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health plans to develop two new facilities for rehabilitation and nursing home care in Grand Rapids, plus a third center specializing in outpatient orthopedic surgeries.

Published in Health Care

Friday, 02 October 2020 08:00

Amazon proposes sorting and delivery facility in Walker

WALKER — Online retail giant Amazon.com Inc. is proposing a 113,000-square-foot package sorting and delivery facility in Walker, just north of I-96. 

Monday, 08 July 2019 00:00

Exit Interview: Schulz reflects on leading city planning in Grand Rapids

After two decades with the city of Grand Rapids, most recently as managing director of design, development and community engagement, Suzanne Schulz plans to leave the public sector for an urban planning practice leader position at Grand Rapids-based Progressive AE Inc. Schulz will work her last day at the city on Sept. 6.  In her current role, Schulz is in a powerful position to oversee development projects throughout the city, especially after a period of strong growth in the years after the Great Recession. Schulz spoke with MiBiz about how changes in land development practices have affected the city, and what she is most looking forward to in the private sector.

Sunday, 07 July 2019 19:00

MiBiz Growth Report: July 8, 2019

Here is the growth report for July 8, 2019:

Published in Finance

Sunday, 20 January 2019 22:54

Why Mid-Size Manufacturers Should Care About the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Good, bad or otherwise, disruption is inevitable. At least, that is what we’ve come to expect. In the modern age, we’ve experienced three industrial revolutions to-date – steam and water power, electricity and assembly lines, and computerization. Yet, another is coming. Are you ready for what’s next? 

Published in Sponsored content
Saturday, 26 May 2018 14:20

United Bank to Open Downtown GR Branch

GRAND RAPIDS — United Bank will become the latest entry into the downtown banking market with the planned opening of a new office later this year.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 29 April 2018 15:31

Watch them go: Once nearly vacant and abandoned, downtown Muskegon finds new life

MUSKEGON — A dozen years ago, after the demolition of the former Muskegon Mall, an eight-block area in the heart of downtown sat vacant, filled with sand, shells of vacant buildings and few people.


Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:46

Progressive AE expands with Holland office

Architecture and engineering firm Progressive AE Inc. plans to open an office in downtown Holland.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 04 March 2018 18:44

Project Clarity leverages public, private support to improve Lake Macatawa watershed

The final goal will take years to accomplish, but the early data coming in from a long-term project to clear the waters of Lake Macatawa and the surrounding watershed has been trending in the right direction.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 28 May 2017 16:19

Liberal arts colleges establish engineering programs through partnerships

As demand for engineering talent continues to intensify, some West Michigan liberal arts colleges are partnering with larger state-funded institutions to add niche programs to their curricula.

Published in Talent

Sunday, 07 May 2017 20:00

3 developers bid on Kent County-owned downtown Grand Rapids office building

Kent County received three wide-ranging bids earlier this week for its 104,000-square-foot downtown office building at 82 Ionia Ave. NW.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 02 April 2017 12:48

MiBiz Growth Report: April 3, 2017

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for April 3, 2017.

• M&A: Industrial and fastener distributor Manufacturer’s Supply Co. has signed an agreement to sell certain assets to Winona, Minn.-based Fastenal Co. (Nasdaq: FAST). Fastenal expected to close on the deal for Manufacturer’s Supply, or Mansco, at the end of March, after this report went to press. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Hudsonville-based Mansco generated roughly $50 million in sales in 2016 from locations in Michigan, Alabama and Texas. It was founded in 1928. President Jim Mol has operated Mansco for the last 25 years. Mansco supplies a range of fastener products “with a particularly strong market position with commercial furniture OEMs,” a market to which Fastenal “has not meaningfully contributed in the past.”

Published in Breaking News
Thursday, 12 January 2017 13:09

Chick-fil-A makes another go at East Beltline location

Chick-fil-A Inc. seems relentless in its desire to secure a location near Knapp Street and East Beltline Avenue on Grand Rapids’ northeast side.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 27 November 2016 16:22

3 perspectives on West Michigan’s commercial real estate industry

West Michigan’s commercial real estate industry is capping off a banner year for 2016. Developers, architects and contractors have all reported success across multiple sectors, including retail, industrial and health care. And while some divisions have started to emerge about just how strong all those sectors truly are, executives across the region agree the boom in apartment development — and the corresponding need for design and construction for those projects — is real and makes for significant business opportunity. In separate interviews, MiBiz spoke with three industry stakeholders to get their take on where one segment in particular — the multifamily market — stands and where it’s going. 

Friday, 07 October 2016 10:16

Architectural award gala sees decline in entries as firms remain busy

The Grand Rapids chapter of American Institute of Architects (AIA) held its annual Honor Awards Gala last night. Twenty entries were submitted this year, in categories such as: individual buildings, interior architecture and small commercial design. That’s fewer entries than a year ago, but it isn’t a bad thing, according to Thom Danckaert, Grand Rapids AIA board president and lead design architect at Grand Rapids-based Progressive AE.

Published in Breaking News
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 13:02

Chick-fil-A plans East Beltline location in Grand Rapids

Atlanta-based fast food chain Chick-fil-A Inc. appears to have plans for a store at 2183 East Beltline Ave., just north of Knapp Street NE.

Published in Breaking News

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 11:00

Progressive AE acquires North Carolina architecture firm

Architecture firm Progressive AE Inc. of Grand Rapids announced this morning that it has acquired Charlotte, N.C.-based AI Design Group Inc.

Published in Breaking News
Monday, 11 July 2016 14:19

Kendall College opts out of plan to acquire Kent County-owned building

A previous plan by Kendall College of Art and Design to acquire and redevelop a Kent County-owned building will not go forward.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 07 February 2016 22:16

Diamond Place to increase retail, housing options along GR’s Michigan Street corridor

With more than 530 new apartments and at least $115 million in new investment, the pipeline for mixed-use development remains strong along the Michigan Street corridor east of the Medical Mile.