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Property on Byron Center takes step toward rezoning for mixed-use development

January 15, 2018

BYRON TOWNSHIP – A large parcel of land occupying area in the southeast corner of the intersection of 64th Street and Byron Center Avenue is one step closer to being developed for mixed use after being rezoned by the Township Board at a recent meeting. Minus Township Treasurer Carol Houseman… Read More

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GR business concerns for 2018: Workers, parking

January 11, 2018

Workers are putting the final touches on the Brix, Wolverine Building Group’s apartment complex off Michigan Street NE in Grand Rapids. The $53 million project is another example of the city’s building boom — a boom hampered by a lack of skilled workers. “Carpentry or steel or welding… Read More

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City Club Apartments development officially breaks ground at Statler Hotel site

January 11, 2018

After years of planning, ground finally officially broke on the City Club Apartments-CBD Detroit development. Pre-construction work has been underway for months at the historic site, and the first residents are expected to move in November 2018. It’s the first conventionally-financed new mixed-use high-rise apartment development in the… Read More

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Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen coming to Greenville in 2018

October 28, 2017

As the foundation is poured and walls are raised for one new eatery in town, another restaurant is now a step away from being approved. Coming off the heels of approving a Culver’s Restaurant this summer, currently being built at 1825 W. Washington St. (M-57), the Greenville Planning… Read More

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Builders: Can’t finish downtown apts. fast enough

August 23, 2017

With Grand Rapids in the midst of a building boom, one thing developers are focusing on is adding more living options in and near downtown. More and more buildings continue to sprout up, the latest a massive mixed-use development behind Founders Brewing Co. “We’ve been busy,” Ken Bailey, Rockford… Read More

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Craig’s Cruisers adding ‘spinner’ roller coaster as part of $2.4M expansion

July 10, 2017

Craig’s Cruisers Family Fun Center will grow by a one-third with a $2.4 million expansion. The additional 36,000 square feet will house an indoor roller coaster, trampoline park and two-level laser tag arena. “This is the next step, we are ready to be bring more indoor fun to Grand Rapids,”… Read More

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Developer constructing industrial center

May 18, 2017

A build-to-suit, 92,400-square-foot industrial center is ready to begin construction in Grand Rapids. Vision Real Estate Investment, the project’s owner, Colliers West Michigan and Wolverine Building Group announced today the plan for the Crossroads Business Center, at 103 76th St. SW, near the intersection of US-131 and M-6. Grand Rapids-based Wolverine… Read More

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‘Family fun center’ starts $2.4M expansion

May 17, 2017

A “family fun center” in the area has begun a $2.4-million expansion, which will include an indoor roller coaster. The project at Craig’s Cruisers in Wyoming, at 5730 Clyde Park Ave. SW, will include a 36,000-square-foot addition to house a trampoline park, laser tag arena and the indoor roller coaster,… Read More

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New housing takes shape near GR’s Medical Mile

May 9, 2017

24 Hour News 8 web staff – GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids is welcoming the largest wood frame building ever built in the city, and the hundreds of apartments that will come along with it. Wolverine Building Group expects to finish The Brix at… Read More

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287-unit apartment community joins Medical Mile neighborhood

March 23, 2017

Once-quiet streets north of Michigan Street have become a busy construction zone in recent months as construction workers build “The Brix at Midtown,” a 287-unit apartment complex. General manager Angela Brookins says the two-block area between Grand and Benson avenues will become a busy community by summer as the first… Read More

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