Grand Rapids Community Foundation
A historic rehabilitation project on the 20,000 square foot LEED Certified renovation/build-out of an old Anheuser Busch Icehouse for the Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s new home.
The icehouse was originally one of a network of rail-side refrigerated warehouses Anheuser-Busch built to cool cars of beer that were being shipped long distances. It’s one of only two Anheuser-Busch icehouses still standing. The building was previously owned by Chemical Products, which had operated out of the building for more than 40 years.
The building’s historic features include the familiar eagle-adorned Anheuser-Busch logos carved in terracotta tile, a hayloft, a cobblestone courtyard, stable doors, and the original cupola that was used for ventilation, which the Foundation plans to preserve.
The Foundation received LEED Silver certification for the building.