Displaying items by tag: real estate development

Wednesday, 28 September 2022 18:11

Construction begins on first new Muskegon Heights home in 17 years

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS — Construction began today on what will be the first new home built in Muskegon Heights in 17 years — a literal and symbolic step in the city’s revitalization, according to local officials.

Tuesday, 27 September 2022 09:55

Spectrum Health to break ground on orthopedic surgery and care center in Grand Rapids Township

GRAND RAPIDS TWP. — BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan plans to break ground today on a new orthopedic outpatient surgery and care center in Grand Rapids Township.

Published in Health Care
Saturday, 24 September 2022 18:21

State, labor officials seek ‘culture change’ to improve mental health in construction industry

With decades of experience in the trades, DeShon Leek understands firsthand the dark side that comes with working in the construction industry. 

Sunday, 25 September 2022 18:48

GR developers welcome changes expanding first-floor residential in biz zones

GRAND RAPIDS — The developers behind a 120-unit apartment building on Leonard Street NW cite a recent zoning change allowing more ground-floor residential units for helping the project get off the ground. 

Thursday, 22 September 2022 15:07

Housing experts lay out plan to encourage more infill housing across Michigan

Officials with the Michigan Economic Development Corp. and Michigan Municipal League have announced plans to speed up new housing projects across the state by focusing on solutions for infill development.

Thursday, 22 September 2022 12:42

GR housing nonprofit steps into developer role to address low-income needs

GRAND RAPIDS — Well House is working to construct new housing units in addition to its existing 15 homes that are occupied by renters that were formerly homeless. 

Published in Nonprofits

Tuesday, 20 September 2022 13:01

Family Church buys former Huntington Bank HQ in Holland Township for $7M

HOLLAND TWP. — A West Michigan church is expanding after recently purchasing a large former Huntington Bank headquarters in Holland Township for $7 million.

Friday, 16 September 2022 16:28

Associated Builders and Contractors of West Michigan presents annual construction awards

GRAND RAPIDS — The Associated Builders and Contractors West Michigan chapter (ABC/WMC) recognized several contractors and projects as part of its annual Excellence in Construction Awards.

Thursday, 15 September 2022 16:43

Tribally owned Waséyabek Development Co. buys Muskegon property

MUSKEGON — Waséyabek Development Co., the non-gaming economic development arm of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, has purchased the manufacturing facility that houses one of its portfolio companies, RSI of West Michigan.

Wednesday, 14 September 2022 15:44

Muskegon approves $250M Adelaide Pointe lakefront development deal

MUSKEGON — A local developer’s $250 million plan to redevelop 30 acres of lakefront property on Muskegon Lake cleared another hurdle in the approval process.

Tuesday, 13 September 2022 17:32

Muskegon city officials consider reducing dwelling unit sizes to achieve more affordability

MUSKEGON — The Muskegon Planning Commission will again consider reducing the minimum size requirements for houses and apartment units at its Sept. 15 meeting in a move to facilitate more infill and affordable housing projects.

Friday, 09 September 2022 15:50

Muskegon to consider Adelaide Pointe development deal for massive lakefront project

MUSKEGON — Muskegon city officials will consider a cooperative use agreement for a $250 million development involving 30 acres of Muskegon lakefront next week.

Wednesday, 07 September 2022 17:42

180-unit Portage apartment project receives $4.7M in state brownfield incentives

PORTAGE — A Southwest Michigan company received state approval today for $4.7 million in brownfield incentives to build a four-story, 180-unit apartment development in the city of Portage.

Tuesday, 06 September 2022 16:56

Backed by $850K federal grant, Manistee plans upgrades to downtown riverwalk

MANISTEE — The city of Manistee is receiving $850,000 to upgrade the city’s downtown riverwalk, the latest development in a string of investments for the lakeshore city in recent years.

Tuesday, 06 September 2022 16:30

Muskegon ranks 4th nationally for construction job growth, but workforce challenges persist

Construction employment in the Muskegon metropolitan area grew at the fourth fastest rate nationally from July 2021 to July of this year. 

Thursday, 01 September 2022 11:35

West side GR site examined for soccer stadium; DeVos acquires adjacent land

GRAND RAPIDS — The development team behind a planned Grand Rapids amphitheater is in the preliminary stages of determining a site for a soccer stadium, including properties containing a city-owned surface parking lot on the city’s west side, MiBiz has learned.

Wednesday, 31 August 2022 09:30

GR nonprofits to redevelop former industrial site with housing, offices, ‘tiny home’ community

GRAND RAPIDS — A pair of Grand Rapids nonprofits plan to redevelop a vacant furniture manufacturing building on the city’s south side into housing and office space and also construct an onsite tiny home community.

Sunday, 28 August 2022 18:03

Experts debate public pandemic relief funding for ‘missing middle’ housing

As the statewide affordable housing shortage shows little signs of easing in the near term, different schools of thought have emerged on how to solve the issue. Those include supporting new housing at every price point, or focusing limited public resources on the lowest-income households.

Sunday, 28 August 2022 18:52

Shifting retail on Grand Rapids’ east side reflects broader market trends

GRAND RAPIDS — Retail corridors on Grand Rapids’ east side are in flux as new businesses move in and longtime staples relocate or shut down.

Friday, 26 August 2022 16:51

Developers to rework Vista 45 mixed-use project following pushback on commercial component

WALKER — Developers will work to redesign portions of a large mixed-use project in Walker’s Standale neighborhood to bring the proposal closer in line with the city’s master plan.

Thursday, 25 August 2022 18:10

Former Wyoming office space eyed for affordable housing project

WYOMING — West Michigan affordable housing developers are pursuing a rare conversion of vacant office space into apartments.

Monday, 22 August 2022 14:20

Seven Steps Up owners list building for $925K: ‘We’re trying to get past this’

SPRING LAKE — A former Masonic Temple in Spring Lake that for more than a decade served as the home of concert venue Seven Steps Up is listed for $925,000 as the owners prepare to close and leave the state.

Thursday, 18 August 2022 10:30

Spectrum Health breaks ground on rehabilitation, nursing center in latest GR construction project

GRAND RAPIDS — BHSH System Spectrum Health West Michigan began work today on a new $37 million rehabilitation and nursing center in Grand Rapids.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 17 August 2022 17:39

Construction underway on 408-unit apartment project in Grandville

GRANDVILLE — A Chicago-based developer has started construction on a 408-unit apartment development in Grandville called Rivertown Commons.

Wednesday, 17 August 2022 16:06

44-unit riverfront apartment project planned north of downtown Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — A 44-unit apartment project planned along the Grand River would add to existing offices near Ann Street and U.S.-131 on the city’s north side. 

Sunday, 14 August 2022 10:18

Former Cherry Deli building sold to growing catering, personal chef business

GRAND RAPIDS — A husband and wife duo are moving their catering and personal chef business into the building formerly occupied by neighborhood staple Cherry Deli and Catering in Grand Rapids’ East Hills neighborhood. 

Published in Small Business
Thursday, 11 August 2022 17:33

Shops at CenterPoint mall in Grand Rapids sells for $63.5M

GRAND RAPIDS — The owners of the Shops at CenterPoint mall in Grand Rapids have sold the property in a $63.5 million transaction.

Wednesday, 10 August 2022 16:04

Atlanta neurosurgeon returning to hometown GR to open cannabis testing lab

GRAND RAPIDS — Dr. Paul King is returning to his hometown of Grand Rapids to open the state’s first Black-owned cannabis safety compliance facility.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 08 August 2022 15:50

Marketing firm purchases west side GR office as in-person work returns

GRAND RAPIDS — Marketing agency 1 Bold Step LLC has purchased a small office building on Grand Rapids’ west side as company executives gradually return to more in-person work.

Friday, 05 August 2022 10:03

Convention/Arena Authority approves amphitheater agreement with Grand Action 2.0

GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority has unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding with Grand Action 2.0 for the construction of an amphitheater in downtown Grand Rapids.

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