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Grand Rapids is No. 1 city for millennial homeowners

Grand Rapids has the highest millennial homeownership rate in the U.S., according to a recent study.

Sparta issues RFP for developing vacant downtown lot

The Village of Sparta Downtown Development Authority is seeking qualified developers for a privately owned site in its Central Business District.

Financial firm fills last vacancy at Riverfront Plaza

Peacehaven Advisory Group leased the last remaining vacancy at the Riverfront Plaza building in downtown Grand Rapids.

Outdoor clothing store coming to Ada on Saturday

Beyond of Ada will open its doors Saturday in the Ada business district.

Brehob Corporation expands into West Michigan

A supplier and servicer of air compressors opened a West Michigan office that will serve the region’s health care industry.

Alro Plastics preparing new Grand Rapids location

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

Grand Rapids population grows almost 3% over three years

A new report from looked at affordable metropolitan areas most people are moving to and found Grand Rapids had a net population growth of 30,822 people between 2015 and 2018.

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.

Inside Track: Otis works to ‘enable people to prosper’

Mike Otis started his company Double O — christened after his last name and his wife’s previous surname, O’Brien — as a way to provide opportunity for his eight children and stepchildren, and now the business has grown into a catalyst for community growth.

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.

Cardiovascular center expands to Las Vegas

Advanced Cardiac & Vascular Centers opened an office in Las Vegas, its first location outside Michigan.

Bronson Healthcare relocates testing lab

Bronson Healthcare’s main testing laboratory now has its own dedicated space across the street in a newly constructed building at 400 John St. in downtown Kalamazoo.

Consulting firm surpasses $1 billion in development

Capital for Compassion, a Holland-based group specializing in community redevelopment and affordable housing, surpassed $1 billion in nonprofit real estate development consultation, including West Michigan projects valued at over $39 million.

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.

Dominican Sisters transfer ownership of Motherhouse

The Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids reached an agreement with the PK Development Group and Third Coast Development (3CPK) to transfer ownership of the Motherhouse on Marywood Campus.

Bronson Healthcare adds seven locations

The Bronson Healthcare system expanded access to primary care services for families with the July 1 opening of seven new facilities.

Grand Rapids sees 138% increase in homes for sale searches

Grand Rapids is the most searched metro in the country for prospective homebuyers, according to a recent study.

Duffield Lane moves to Breton Village

Local women’s boutique Duffield Lane recently relocated to Breton Village.

Dominican couple opens Caribbean restaurant downtown

A restaurant that serves Caribbean cuisine is now open in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids.

Condo project underway in Byron Center

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

Developer builds 750K kilowatts worth of solar

While building owners are looking to keep their energy bills down during the summer, Ryan Leestma is touting the virtues of solar development.

Residential market on upswing

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

COVID-19 pushes seniors toward independent living sites

EV Construction is keeping tabs on the state of senior living during and post-COVID.

Historic West Side building rebranded as co-working space

The historic Sobota building in Grand Rapids’ West Side is under new ownership.

Rehab center opens in Hudsonville

Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy recently opened a new Pelvic Rehabilitation Center in Hudsonville.