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Board members of the Historic Preservation Commission tonight decided to delay the request of a Portage-based developer seeking to build what would be Grand Rapids’ tallest building.

TecNiq Inc. will invest $6.6 million in the construction of a new 100,000-square-foot production facility in Comstock Charter Township, just east of Kalamazoo.

Grand Rapids-based general contracting firm Wolverine Building Group today announced the start of an 18-month leadership transition that will culminate with two vice presidents assuming the role of co-presidents.

Ford Airport launches new authority

Written by | Wednesday, 06 July 2016 12:48 |

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport has officially transitioned to its new authority model after 60 years as a wholly-owned asset of Kent County.

An experimental drug under development by Tetra Discovery Partners LLC has the potential to treat traumatic brain injury, according to the results of a pre-clinical trial.

The Holland-based Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway (ODCMG) and Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds have partnered to design a natural playground that would be one of North America’s largest, at 1.2 acres.

COMSTOCK PARK — The owners of the West Michigan Whitecaps want to market Fifth Third Ballpark as a venue for big-name acts like Eminem or Bruce Springsteen, perhaps for shows as soon as this fall. 

The list of most-read stories on MiBiz.com for the first half of 2016 has a decidedly real estate and retail-related theme.  

West Michigan developers in the last week have unveiled plans for hundreds of new housing units spread around the city. From proposed new skyscrapers in the central business district to infill projects in Heritage Hill to affordable housing on the west side, developers this week ramped up the pipeline of new projects in Grand Rapids.  

Omni acquires Texas tire distributor

Written by | Friday, 01 July 2016 10:58 |

Omni United has acquired A to Z Tire & Battery Inc. of Amarillo, Texas.

Documents released this morning by the city’s Planning Commission outline further details of a proposed redevelopment project along the burgeoning Bridge Street corridor.

Backed by state incentives, developers could bring a new 52,000-square-foot mixed-use project to the north side of downtown Kalamazoo.

JR Automation Technologies LLC plans to invest $5.6 million to purchase a new facility in Holland Charter Township that will accommodate growth among its executive, engineering and other support staff.

Rockford Construction Company Inc. today formally announced plans for a redevelopment project that aims to bring 70 units of affordable housing to the northwest area of Grand Rapids.

With its share price down more than 13 percent since the Brexit vote, appliance maker Whirlpool Corp. looked to calm investors this morning by reaffirming its guidance for the 2015 fiscal year.

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