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Two major West Michigan philanthropic organizations will soon be neighbors in a newly renovated building in downtown Grand Rapids.

A broad discussion on the practice of tax increment finance (TIF) taking place in Lansing could create new implications for both counties and municipalities that rely on the tool for economic development.

A 24-acre parcel of Cascade Township property at the former Centennial Country Club is slated for one of the largest housing developments in years for the Grand Rapids suburb.

Plans for a new Grand Rapids housing development along the Grand River have derailed after the state opted not to support the project with a key incentive.

Businesses looking for new space shouldn’t discount renovation projects involving tired, old buildings.

As developers face difficulty in financing projects, they’re also running into another headwind: The high cost of construction means new buildings have a tough time competing against existing facilities.

Q&A: Keith Winn, Catalyst Partners

Written by | Sunday, 27 October 2013 22:00 |

As president of Catalyst Partners, a Grand Rapids-based consortium of architecture, engineering and interiors professionals focusing on sustainable design and building performance, Keith Winn is a longtime advocate for and practitioner of sustainable design.

Tired buildings and the need for more space are pushing one renowned Michigan arts school toward a multimillion dollar expansion of its campus.

The American Institute of Architects Grand Rapids plans to celebrate the profession’s finest achievements in West Michigan over the last year at its annual Honor Awards.

Saying no is hard to do for contractors

Written by | Sunday, 29 September 2013 22:00 |

Construction firms and subcontractors in West Michigan are turning down new work.

Many longtime Grand Rapidians have fond memories of the currently vacant former Grand Rapids Public Museum site on Jefferson Street, but now one local group is asking the community to envision a new future for the space.

Rockford Construction Co. starts new chapter

Written by | Sunday, 15 September 2013 22:00 |

GRAND RAPIDS — For the first time in 12 years, all of Rockford Construction Co.’s employees will be under one roof, a move the company’s executive team feels is crucial to its future innovation, collaboration and competitiveness.

Michigan State University plans to invest in building new facilities in downtown Grand Rapids to help grow the school’s medical research programs.

O-A-K branches out to Kalamazoo

Written by | Monday, 02 September 2013 22:00 |

A Grand Rapids-based construction firm hopes to open doors to more opportunities with a new office in Southwest Michigan.

A Grand Rapids-based development firm that made a recent buy in the Battle Creek market says it plans to offer much-needed residential units to the downtown market, as well as help bring a new hotel to the area.

GRAND RAPIDS — As the national professional organization for architects discusses ways it can become more relevant, the local chapter is also searching for a way to become the go-to resource for the profession in West Michigan.

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