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Displaying items by tag: real estate and development

Wednesday, 22 June 2022 13:39

Gilmore Collection retains ownership of The B.O.B., plans September reopening

GRAND RAPIDS — Gilmore Collection plans to reopen The B.O.B. in downtown Grand Rapids after a deal to sell the venue fell through.

Sunday, 19 June 2022 18:52

‘BOOMING’ SUBURBIA: Developers plan hundreds of new housing units in GR area

Suburban Grand Rapids is experiencing a spike in activity from both longtime and relatively new multifamily housing developers who see opportunity with high demand and often readily available land.

Tuesday, 26 April 2022 12:45

Kalamazoo mixed-use development receives additional state loan as construction costs spike

KALAMAZOO — The developer planning a 52-unit, mixed-use project at a former industrial site north of downtown Kalamazoo will receive $1.2 million in additional state loans as construction costs escalate.


Thursday, 10 March 2022 09:47

‘LONG TIME COMING’: Franklin Partners purchases 74-acre Site 36 in Wyoming for future industrial redevelopment

WYOMING — Franklin Partners LLC has purchased the sprawling former General Motors stamping plant in Wyoming known as Site 36 for $5.25 million and plans to build a new industrial development on the property.

Monday, 07 March 2022 11:53

Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives plans move to larger location

GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives plans to relocate to an 18,000-square-foot, three-story space in Grand Rapids’ Heartside neighborhood, which would be a major expansion for the organization.

Friday, 04 March 2022 17:05

Fair Housing Center of West Michigan awarded federal housing discrimination funds ‘in the nick of time’

GRAND RAPIDS — The Fair Housing Center of West Michigan is one of 11 agencies in the country receiving federal funding to support housing discrimination victims who have been increasingly affected during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Monday, 28 February 2022 11:26

New Standard opening first dispensary in Grand Rapids near Medical Mile

GRAND RAPIDS — New Standard plans to open its first dispensary in Grand Rapids with a new building in the city’s Midtown district near Medical Mile. 

Wednesday, 23 February 2022 13:33

Eastern Kille Distillery plans outdoor cocktail garden, distillery along White Pine Trail

PLAINFIELD TWP. — The Plainfield Charter Township Planning Commission has approved Eastern Kille Distillery’s plan to relocate its distilling operation to a 16-acre property along the White Pine Trail. 

Wednesday, 16 February 2022 13:21

Erhardt Construction ‘putting down roots’ in Muskegon with second office 

MUSKEGON — General contractor, construction management and design firm Erhardt Construction Co. is opening a new office in Muskegon, company officials have announced. 


Monday, 14 February 2022 18:50

Grand Haven restaurant The Toasted Pickle expanding with new downtown Rockford location

ROCKFORD — The Toasted Pickle specialty sandwich shop in Grand Haven is expanding with a second location in downtown Rockford at the former Ramona’s Table restaurant.

Monday, 14 February 2022 13:26

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Grand Haven to consider Chinook Pier redevelopment proposal

City officials in Grand Haven are considering a Zeeland-based developer’s proposal to reconfigure Chinook Pier in downtown.

Sunday, 13 February 2022 18:21

Grand Haven considers lone proposal for redeveloping Chinook Pier

GRAND HAVEN — City leaders will have to decide whether to work with a single development team to refine conceptual plans for redeveloping an area along Grand Haven’s waterfront.


Sunday, 13 February 2022 18:17

$12.2M Belknap Lookout affordable housing project aims to stop displacement in neighborhood

GRAND RAPIDS — Property once planned for a high-end residential project is now slated to be redeveloped into 52 affordable apartments in the city’s Belknap Lookout neighborhood.

Tuesday, 08 February 2022 20:45

GR officials consider ‘transformational’ 16-story apartment, condo tower at Studio Park

GRAND RAPIDS — A 16-story addition is planned for Studio Park downtown that would add another 165 apartments and at least 24 condominium units to the downtown development. 

Thursday, 03 February 2022 14:38

Long Road Distillers plans new tasting room, Less Traveled, in GR neighborhood

GRAND RAPIDS — Long Road Distillers LLC plans to bring a tasting room called Less Traveled to Grand Rapids’ East Hills neighborhood.


Wednesday, 02 February 2022 14:41

Construction firm, cannabis company partner on new commercial development on GR’s west side

GRAND RAPIDS — Construction Simplified plans to move and expand its offices in Grand Rapids in preparation of eventually growing its presence across the country. 

Tuesday, 01 February 2022 16:35

Dwelling Place seeks affordable housing on downtown GR surface parking lot

GRAND RAPIDS — Dwelling Place is planning major renovation work on its longtime affordable housing units in downtown Grand Rapids and continues to seek financing to convert a surface parking lot into more housing.

Thursday, 27 January 2022 19:17

Salon owners plan coffee shop with cocktails in GR’s Alger Heights neighborhood

GRAND RAPIDS — A pair of small business owners are moving forward with plans for a coffee shop and cocktail lounge in the city’s Alger Heights neighborhood. 


Thursday, 27 January 2022 18:48

Grand Rapids joins national coalition to reduce emissions through building standards

GRAND RAPIDS — The city of Grand Rapids has joined 32 other state and local governments across the country in the National Building Performance Standard Coalition that the Biden administration rolled out on Jan. 22.

Tuesday, 25 January 2022 14:26

Brick Road Pizza Co. ‘killed’ by COVID after 13 years in business

GRAND RAPIDS — The owners of Brick Road Pizza Co. announced today that the family-owned staple will be closing its doors Sunday after 13 years in business on Wealthy Street.

Published in Small Business
Monday, 24 January 2022 13:17

Eastern Kille Distillery planning new GR tasting room on Wealthy Street

GRAND RAPIDS — Eastern Kille Distillery plans to build a presence on Grand Rapids’ east side with a new tasting room that will focus on handcrafted cocktails. 


Friday, 21 January 2022 16:04

Rockford Construction generates $30M in recent GR property sales, to reinvest in new projects

GRAND RAPIDS — Affiliates of Rockford Construction Co. Inc. sold several Grand Rapids properties late last year for more than $30 million that will support the company’s investments in future projects.

Thursday, 20 January 2022 14:34

GR officials downplay neighborhood concerns, say unique housing project is needed

GRAND RAPIDS — City officials are set to consider zoning changes in support of an affordable housing development that they say is needed but has received pushback from some nearby residents.

Sunday, 16 January 2022 18:09

Rental assistance application deadline nears as demand for relief remains high

West Michigan housing groups are still experiencing a steady flow of people who have been affected financially by the pandemic and are seeking rental relief through the state’s COVID Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA) program.


Sunday, 16 January 2022 18:05

Networking group provides opportunities for women in male-dominated CRE industry

Before forming the West Michigan chapter of the Commercial Real Estate Women Network (CREW), its founding members realized that most of their business leads came from networking with other women. 

Thursday, 13 January 2022 20:50

Grand Rapids added 658 housing units in 2021 as needs continue

GRAND RAPIDS — The city of Grand Rapids experienced an increase of 658 residential units in its housing stock last year, 289 of which were low-income housing spaces. 

Wednesday, 12 January 2022 16:14

Vander Kodde Construction acquired by third generation of family ownership

WYOMING — Vander Kodde Construction Co. was recently acquired by the third generation in the firm’s family ownership. 


Wednesday, 05 January 2022 13:51

Hinman Co. acquires 50K-square-foot flexible office building in Portage

PORTAGE — Commercial real estate firm The Hinman Co. has made its second property acquisition in Portage in the past six months.

Monday, 03 January 2022 14:13

The Diatribe plans mixed-use development for new offices, event venue on GR’s south side

GRAND RAPIDS — Leaders of The Diatribe Inc. are planning a mixed-use building that would house the nonprofit’s offices as well as retail storefronts, apartment units and a performing arts venue.

Tuesday, 28 December 2021 18:28

Major lakeshore developments, property deals top the most-read real estate stories of 2021

West Michigan’s lakeshore is in the midst of several major redevelopment projects that include grandiose plans for lakefront reconfigurations spanning Manistee to Grand Haven.


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