Harrison Park Apartments
Grand Rapids, MI
69,000 SQ FT
NEW CONSTRUCTION OF AN AFFORDABLE HOUSING APARTMENT BUILDING
Wolverine Building group completed the construction of Harrison Park Apartments, an affordable housing complex, on the northwest side of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The project involved the demolition of a former automobile repair shop and two homes prior to the new construction of a 69,000-square-foot, four-story building. The complex is comprised of 45 units – 19 two-bedroom units and 26 three-bedroom units. It also has a shared community area complete with a kitchen, perfect for gatherings. In addition, a community garden and private parking lot are located directly behind the building, not visible from the street. The apartment complex gives priority to, and assists, families with children attending Harrison Park Elementary School, right next door. These children will benefit from the Grand Rapids Public Schools Challenge Scholars Program.
The soil on the jobsite was highly contaminated from the automobile shop that used to operate from the location, much more so than our team original anticipated since cleanup efforts had already taken place on the site by another company. This required our team to remove a tremendous amount of soil from the location and bring in fresh soil prior to the start of construction. In addition, our team worked through several harsh Michigan winters which caused setbacks with foundation and framing which impacted the overall project schedule. Despite these challenges, our team was able to make up for lost time and turn the building over to the client on schedule.