Grand Rapids projects
- A 28,000-square-foot renovation at 900 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. SW that represents a $4.1 million investment by developer Javier Olvera, co-owner of the Supermercado Mexico grocery chain. His corporate office will be on the second floor, while the first floor will have space for three to five tenants or a grocery store.
- A 15,000-square-foot building at 217 Eugene St. SE proposed as the headquarters for Array of Engineers, an automated testing, embedded software and custom hardware designer for the defense, aerospace and medical device industries. The building will include a community STEM area, an office, electronics workshops and labs, and a hardware manufacturing space.
- Academy Manor, 108 units: PK Development Group and Third Coast Development plan to spend about $31.7 million to renovate the former Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids’ five-story motherhouse on the Marywood Campus, at 1700 E. Fulton St., into an affordable and mixed-income senior housing development.
- 2017 Eastern Ave. SE, 16 units: Developer Apposite Properties LLC plans to spend $3.8 million to renovate 12,900 square feet of vacant space in this two-story existing building in Seymour Square into 16 energy-efficient studio, one-bedroom and live/work units. The project will target renters earning between 45 percent and 80 percent of the area median income (AMI) for Kent County, which is about $29,500 to $52,500 per household.
- Boston Square Together phase one, 45 units: The first phase of a project in the Boston Square Business District will include a building with 45 mixed-income one-, two- and three-bedroom rental units and an 8,350-square-foot food hall, at a total development cost of $20.6 million. Twenty-nine units will be designated affordable to those making 30 percent to 60 percent of the AMI, nine will be workforce housing, and seven will be subsidized units. The developers are Grand Rapids-based Amplify GR and Rockford Construction and Northbrook, Ill.-based Brinshore Development.
- Lexington Apartments, 39 units — Commonwealth Development Corporation of America will spend $12.3 million to renovate the historic Lexington School into a three-story senior housing development with one- and two-bedroom rental units that will be affordable to those making 80 percent of AMI or less, with six of the units subsidized by city vouchers.
- Eastpointe Commons, 56 units — Eastpointe Commons is a $22.7 million project by Hope Network to renovate a four-story building at 1450 E. Fulton St. into an apartment community for individuals and families making 30 percent to 60 percent AMI. Some units will be for people who have experienced chronic homelessness, and their rent will be 30 percent of their adjusted household income. There will onsite support staff to meet their needs.
- MoTown Square, 54 units — The proposed $15.3 million project will consist of 54 affordable independent senior living units in a facility occupying five connected parcels at 240 Hall St. SE; 1210 Cass Ave. SE; and 1201, 1211 and 1215 Lafayette Ave. SE. It’s under development by the Grand Rapids housing nonprofit LINC Up.
- Pinnacle Ventures, 12 units — The proposal for this $13.9 million project by Pinnacle Ventures is to renovate a three-building complex at 974 Front Ave. NW into 12 studio and one-bedroom apartments for those earning 60 percent to 80 percent AMI. There will also be 35,500 square feet of co-working and startup incubator space. The project is on a bike lane that connects to downtown, the Grand River Edges Trail and the White Pine Trail. Indoor bike storage and showers will be provided onsite.
- United Methodist Community House, 46 units — The $14 million housing component receiving the subgrant is part of UMCH’s 100,000-square-foot, $28 million project at 900 S. Division Ave. It will include 46 units of affordable senior housing, a fresh market for low-income customers, a senior activity and meals center, a child development center, and an intergenerational community space. The project has been awarded $1,130,134 in low-income housing tax credits from MSDHA and Section 8 vouchers from the cities of Grand Rapids and Wyoming.
- Lakeview Lofts phase two: The second phase of a new construction mixed-use development at 351 W. Western will include a new eight-story building. When completed, it will include 80 to 90 units of apartment housing and first-floor commercial. Josh Canale leads an investor group that’s developing phase two. The first phase, which is finished, was led by Great Lakes Development Group. Project cost was not disclosed.
- 880 First St.: Local attorney Brianna Scott is the developer on this project in partnership with Ferguson Development Group in Lansing. Part of the project is in a six-story existing building, and the rest will be a five-story new build. It will include 80 to 90 units of housing, shared workspaces, fitness facilities, an event space and rooftop terrace. Project cost was not disclosed.