An Industrial Warehouse In Grand Rapids May Turn Into Apartments
Developers have plans to turn an old warehouse in Grand Rapids into apartments, a gym, a bar, a restaurant, and an outdoor plaza.
Developing Unused City Buildings
When you and I look at an abandoned warehouse like in the picture above, we generally see something that needs to be torn down.
A developer sees something else when looking at an old warehouse. Like a solid structure with a well-built frame. Classic design that can be power washed into a new retro-looking facility. Saving on building a structure that only needs improvements can not only help the developer but also turn an eyesore in a city into a vibrant place for its citizens.
Developer To Transform Existing Buildings on the Southwest Side of Grand Rapids
There is a developer by the name of Factory Yards Developement LLC that is looking at renovating some existing warehouse buildings while building a few more structures to turn a Grand Rapids eyesore into a mini thriving community in the area along Godfrey Avenue SW.
The Factory Yards are looking at building hundreds of apartments, a greenspace courtyard, and an outdoor plaza. They are looking to build a bar, food court, and gym as well.
It is great when developers can take old abandoned buildings and turn them into a new vibrant part of a city. This is something that the city of Grand Rapids is very good at and helps our city grow and look better.
According to FOX 17, the Factory Yards project will give a facelift to almost 16 acres of land and a building that is currently not being used and transform it for $150 million. Developers are looking at using solar panels and closed-loop geothermal systems to keep costs down for renters and even installing electric charging stations for electric vehicles.