NORTON SHORES — New York-based real estate development and management firm RD Management LLC plans to convert a former Muskegon-area shopping center into a mixed-use development.
The project involves demolishing a vacant 134,874-square-foot former Kmart store at 3530 Henry Street in Norton Shores, near the intersection with Seminole Road, and renovating 32,338 square feet of adjacent retail space to attract new tenants.
The firm said it plans to build five three-story residential buildings, totaling 126 units, as well as a clubhouse and pool and fitness center.
The demolition of the vacant Kmart location will begin this spring.
As well, Mercy Health confirmed to MiBiz that it signed a purchase agreement for a 6.2-acre subdivided parcel of the existing shopping center to construct a new 40,900-square-foot medical office building.
“This development is a much-anticipated project in Muskegon,” Richard Birdoff, principal and president of RD Management, said in a statement. “Not only are we capping the former Kmart’s 14-year vacancy, we’re also bringing a top-line healthcare provider and new housing options to the community. We’re thrilled to kick off what is sure to be the start of major revitalization in the region.”
Mercy Health’s development will include an urgent care center, physical therapy, research labs, a drive-thru pharmacy and doctor’s offices.
As MiBiz reported in February, Mercy Health executives said the health system plans to invest at least $30 million in the new outpatient centers, as well as upgrade and enhance existing facilities across the West Michigan market.