Commercial and residential development


Hospitals get creative amid COVID-19

Experts in the field of health care, as well as those in the design and construction of hospital systems, have been talking for many years about maximizing existing care space and expanding outpatient facilities and telehealth options, but COVID-19 exposed many flaws in hospital systems and brought these issues to the forefront of hospital innovation.

Ford airport breaks ground on phase one of federal inspection station

Gerald R. Ford International Airport entered phase one of its goal to welcome nonstop international commercial passenger flights.

GreenHome Institute elects new board

A nonprofit focused on empowering people to make green building and renovation choices elected its first woman chair and added three other board members.

HBAM calls for bipartisan answer to housing crisis

The Home Builders Association of Michigan, along with numerous community, economic development and nonprofit housing organizations, submitted a letter to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and legislative leaders asking for a bipartisan policy initiative to address the state’s growing housing crisis.

Holland aquatic center breaks ground on latest renovation

Holland Community Aquatic Center and Lakewood Construction broke ground on a new expansion last week.

Hudsonville Ice Cream launches $35M expansion

Hudsonville Ice Cream is breaking ground on a massive cold storage distribution hub that will span nearly 160,000 square feet of space when completed.

Pipeline tunnel supporters, foes clash before Michigan panel

TRAVERSE CITY — Keeping a 64-year-old oil pipeline in operation by running one portion through a proposed Great Lakes tunnel would safeguard the economy and energy supplies, supporters said Monday, while opponents described the project as an unnecessary risk that would contribute to global warming.

Startup filling a gap in boating industry

Harbor Hawk takes care of dockside needs, from lifts to deliveries.

Mussels muscle in on $80M project

The Mill at Vicksburg redevelopment has turned out a curious environmental find.

Wyoming reopens Ideal Park after $1.8 million redevelopment

The city of Wyoming announced the grand reopening of Ideal Park.

Rezoning for new parking lot under consideration

A more than 30-year-old planned redevelopment district in Grand Rapids may undergo a major change to accommodate more parking.

Companies rank among top construction accounting firms

Three firms with a West Michigan presence were named among the 50 best U.S. accounting practices that serve the construction industry.

Home Builders Association of Michigan crosses fingers for COVID-19 relief

The Michigan housing industry is slowly recovering from the economic decline that started earlier this year.

GR contractor works to save shoreline

The Business Journal last year reported Lake Michigan is king of lakeside real estate locations, worth over $1.3 billion in properties as of summer 2019, but rising water levels and continued erosion of the shoreline could threaten its reign.

Developers, city partner on downtown Kalamazoo plaza

Treystar, Catalyst Development and the city of Kalamazoo are partnering on a placemaking project for downtown Kalamazoo.

Consumers Credit Union opens location, breaks ground on another

A Kalamazoo-based credit union opened a new office in Wyoming and broke ground on another in Walker.

Alro Plastics preparing new Grand Rapids location

Construction is underway for a new Grand Rapids location for Alro Plastics.

Walker work is big opportunity for planning firm

The Walker Master Plan has been one of McKenna’s major tent poles in West Michigan since it opened its Grand Rapids office in 2018. And the city’s most ambitious master-planning process since 1998 presented unique challenges for the Northville-based planning firm.

Pending home sales rebound

West Michigan’s housing sector took a heavy hit from the early COVID-19 days, but industry figures show the rebound has been fast and hard.

Transportation company building new warehouse

Classic Transportation and Warehousing broke ground last month on a new warehousing project being built in Allegan County.

Sable Homes earns ‘housing giant’ designation

West Michigan’s Sable Homes was named a 2020 “housing giant” by Pro Builder, a national housing industry publication that serves more than 120,000 homebuilders, design professionals and other industry stakeholders.

Condo project underway in Byron Center

A local developer began construction on a new condominium project last month in Byron Center.

Christman Company improves ranking on ‘ENR 400’ list

The Engineering News-Record placed The Christman Company at No. 88 on its 2020 “ENR 400” list of the top 400 contractors nationally.

North Kent Connect breaks ground on $2.9M expansion

A faith-based nonprofit that provides basic needs and economic services to residents of northern Kent County is doubling its building footprint.

Residential market on upswing

The residential real estate market in West Michigan is picking up right where it left off.