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Displaying items by tag: Rockford Construction Company Inc

Tuesday, 28 August 2018 11:25

Amway Grand tower to overhaul exterior

One of downtown Grand Rapids’ signature skyscrapers will be given a new look in the coming years.

Published in Breaking News
Saturday, 18 August 2018 17:13

GR’s green infrastructure investments worth the cost, GVSU study finds

Grand Valley State University researchers have found the benefits outweigh the costs of Grand Rapids’ investment in green infrastructure to limit stormwater runoff.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 24 June 2018 14:00

Condo conversion slowly gaining steam in Grand Rapids market

GRAND RAPIDS — Amid Grand Rapids’ ongoing apartment-building boom, commercial real estate developers also are noticing demand for urban condominiums. 


Sunday, 29 April 2018 14:00

Drones save cost, improve efficiency for West Michigan companies

Emerging drone technology is helping reduce costs and save time for a range of West Michigan businesses, from farmers to construction companies and beyond. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 15 April 2018 20:22

Housing starts inch up in GR area

As developers have largely focused on apartment projects around Grand Rapids in recent years, many housing advocates say the demand for single-family homes and ownership options have gone unmet.

Monday, 09 April 2018 12:17

Former East Hills art gallery owner takes temporary downtown GR space

Following the February closing of his longtime art gallery in Grand Rapids’ East Hills neighborhood, Richard App plans to open a new space in the central business district — at least temporarily.

Published in Breaking News


Saturday, 31 March 2018 08:00

With new investment, Urbaneer spins out on its own

Urbaneer LLC, a provider of home furnishings geared toward smaller living units, has spun out of Rockford Construction Co. Inc.

Published in Breaking News
Thursday, 15 March 2018 15:22

Consumers Energy plans $20 million regional HQ on Grand Rapids’ west side

Jackson-based energy provider Consumers Energy plans to build a six-story, $20 million regional headquarters on Grand Rapids’ west side.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 04 March 2018 18:36

Construction could start on Grand River restoration next year

GRAND RAPIDS –– The Grand River helped to make Grand Rapids “Furniture City” more than a century ago, and now many believe that Michigan’s longest river will soon revert from a largely passive asset back to an active one.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 04 February 2018 01:33

Rockford Construction expands Detroit presence with historic redevelopment project

With a historic renovation project in Detroit, a Grand Rapids-based construction management firm is positioning itself for the next step in its regional expansion.

Friday, 12 January 2018 10:14

Advanced Technology Recycling moves to southeast Grand Rapids

B&K Technology Solutions Inc. (which does business as Advanced Technology Recycling) has moved its Grand Rapids operations to a 25,000-square-foot facility on Cottage Grove St. SE, the company announced this week.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 24 December 2017 16:43

Large-scale development to continue in 2018

Tower cranes constructing offices, hotels and apartments dot the skyline in and around downtown Grand Rapids.

Published in Economic Development


Sunday, 10 December 2017 13:01

Strength of West Michigan real estate industry should carry over into 2018

As 2017 comes to a close, West Michigan’s construction and development industry continues to show signs of strength.

Sunday, 10 December 2017 12:23

Proposals raise questions about feasibility, city protocol with 201 Market redevelopment

GRAND RAPIDS –– In considering redevelopment plans for public property at 201 Market Avenue, the city weighed drastically different options.

Sunday, 29 October 2017 12:11

DeVos-backed development nonprofit regroups to address community mistrust

GRAND RAPIDS — The would-be developers of approximately 35 acres of property in southeast Grand Rapids are stepping back from their plans, at least for now.


Sunday, 15 October 2017 20:00

Too much? West Michigan student housing rides the real estate development wave

The higher education student housing facilities of today have come a long way from the crowded dormitories familiar to many prior generations. 

Sunday, 03 September 2017 16:37

Developers slow to build new condos in downtown Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — Citing demand for more diverse housing products, developers cautiously have started exploring whether to market new condominiums for sale in Grand Rapids’ downtown district.

Sunday, 20 August 2017 10:30

West Michigan industrial developers embrace new uses

Spurred on by the dearth of available manufacturing space across West Michigan, developers have started to add inventory in the region by building or expanding industrial parks.


Wednesday, 19 July 2017 09:48

Duthler’s Family Foods closing Bridge St. location

Local grocer Duthler’s Family Foods will close its Bridge Street location on Grand Rapids’ northwest side, according to a sign on the door and multiple media reports.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 16 July 2017 14:20

Pair of Division Avenue projects unsuccessful in securing state development incentives

GRAND RAPIDS — Two large downtown sites along Division Avenue will likely remain vacant, at least for the foreseeable future.

Sunday, 09 July 2017 14:37

Real estate projects to watch

With a commercial real estate development pipeline that stretches into 2019, the forecast for the industry in West Michigan remains bright. MiBiz periodically checks in on the status of proposed developments. This report highlights several projects from around West Michigan and examines where they currently sit in the development pipeline.


Sunday, 09 July 2017 14:34

DeVos-held firm gets loan deferment on GR facility amid struggle to fill retail space

GRAND RAPIDS — After running into challenges with leasing retail space at a prominent downtown redevelopment, a DeVos-held entity got permission from the state to delay its incentive loan repayments.

Sunday, 09 July 2017 14:29

New initiatives emerge to address West Michigan’s ‘housing crisis’

While West Michigan’s affordable housing crisis may pale in comparison to situations in other larger metro areas, disparate groups are taking a hands-on approach to the problem.

Sunday, 25 June 2017 20:00

Office furniture companies embrace coworking, variety of spaces

With an increasingly mobile workforce and an ever greater need for technology investments, companies and entrepreneurs continue to seek out new designs for their offices.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 11 June 2017 20:00

With new joint venture, 616 Development positions for the future

GRAND RAPIDS — After a half-dozen staff departures and several stalled high-profile projects, 616 Development LLC has struck a new partnership to put the real estate firm back on what it sees as a growth trajectory.

Sunday, 28 May 2017 16:40

MiBiz Growth Report: May 30, 2017

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for May 30, 2017: 

• M&A: Grand Rapids-based FEDCom Credit Union, which has three offices in the Grand Rapids area with 7,654 members and assets of $67.6 million, proposed to merge into Midland-based Members First Credit Union. Members First has eight offices, 50,680 members and $480 million in assets. The deal was listed in a monthly activity report issued by state regulators.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 28 May 2017 16:10

Kent County again weighs selling downtown GR office building

GRAND RAPIDS — With three offers on the table to acquire its under-utilized downtown office building, Kent County officials now have a decision to make: whether to actually sell the facility at 82 Ionia Avenue NW.


Wednesday, 24 May 2017 14:47

Downtown GR retailer expands to larger space

Boutique retailer Apothecary off Main plans to expand its presence in downtown Grand Rapids.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 14 May 2017 13:12

To build or not to build? West Michigan manufacturers react to limited inventory of industrial facilities

When Siliconature Corp. examined potential sites in West Michigan for its North American headquarters, the company knew finding an existing building that fit its specific needs would be challenging.

Published in Manufacturing
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 16:17

Specialty coffee emerges in Grand Rapids’ west side with new roastery, cafe

As bars and restaurants continue to appear rapidly west of the Grand River, specialty coffee sellers are also getting in on the action.

Published in Breaking News

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