A surface parking lot sandwiched between Brewery Vivant
and Grove Restaurant
on Cherry St. SE could be the next prime urban living location if developer David Green's vision moves forward.
Green, owner of development firm Archipelago Equities and a former real estate developer with DP Fox Ventures, plans to build a 16,000-square-foot mixed-use building with three condominiums, indoor parking, and retail space.
Green is the brother of John Green of Locus Development
, the company that developed the entire parcel encompassing a former mansion, chapel, and funeral home into what is now Brewery Vivant, Maru Sushi
, and Windsor Cottage
The main level of the four-story structure will have 1,500 square feet of retail space along Cherry St. SE, with an indoor parking entrance on the north side for condo owners. Three condos will occupy floors two, three, and four. Green and his wife will live in one of the condominiums.
"We are purchasing the land from an entity that includes myself, John Green and Andy Winkel, operating under Locus Development," David Green says. "Over the last two years, my wife and I have been exploring different living opportunities around town that are urban, and nothing really quite fit. We were out for dinner one night and I was reminded that we still had that lot. It's close to downtown, it's a great neighborhood, we love the shops, we love the restaurants, it's just got a great feel to it."
The project still has to land approvals from the Grand Rapids Historic Preservation Commission, the city Planning Commission, and the neighborhood and business district stakeholders, Green says. The process should take several months of planning and meetings before work can begin.
Construction manager: Rockford Construction
Architect: Integrated Architecture
Writer: Deborah Johnson Wood, Development News Editor
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