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Grand Rapids developer John Wheeler and his partners have big plans for bringing more quality residential units to the Wealthy Street corridor.

It’s a good time to be an architect — except in the Midwest.

Grand Rapids developer John Wheeler and his partners have big plans for bringing more quality residential units to the Wealthy Street corridor. 

As schools increasingly focus on technical education programs, many have lamented that the performing arts and humanities are getting short shrift.

Hot off the completion of a new corporate headquarters last year, food distribution giant Gordon Food Service has plans for a new expansion in the city of Wyoming.

The construction industry wants to re-establish its position in the job market as a profession that takes innovation, technology and creativity as seriously as the companies in Silicon Valley.

Doherty to step down from ABC

Written by | Sunday, 07 July 2013 17:00 |

After starting his career at the Associated Builders and Contractors from the age of 24, President John Doherty plans to retire later this month.

The preponderance of subsidized low-income residential developments in downtown Grand Rapids has left many to believe the city has a dearth of available market-rate apartments.

Amid rising logistics costs, a group of West Michigan executives is banding together to see what results they can produce by tackling the issue collectively.

GRAND RAPIDS — Ferris Coffee & Nut Co. is brewing up plans for an expansion the company hopes will help transform its operations and lead to continued corporate growth.

As the U.S. Green Building Council prepares to vote on version four of its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program this summer, many professionals are crying foul.

Two long-forgotten downtown Grand Rapids bank lobbies have found new life as event spaces thanks to recent renovation projects.

WEST MICHIGAN — Led by a resurgence in the health care, education and multifamily markets, the construction industry in West Michigan is adding to its project backlogs at a healthy clip.

AIA index shows continued improvement

Written by | Sunday, 14 April 2013 22:00 |

WEST MICHIGAN — Gains in architecture billings nationally continue to give some regional firms confidence in the markets they serve.

Q&A: Jeffrey Tumlin

Written by | Sunday, 14 April 2013 22:00 |

For someone who went into transportation planning against his will, Jeffrey Tumlin has made a name for himself in discussing multimodal transportation. After graduating from Stanford, he took over running the university’s parking system not long after the campus lost roughly one third of its endowment and nearly a third of its buildings following an earthquake.

Developers considering projects in a key area of downtown Grand Rapids might be surprised to find out they don’t have access to a powerful incentive aimed at urban redevelopment projects.

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