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Home prices outpace income

The pandemic disrupted a lot of things, but home prices were not one of them.
AP

Site of popular amusement park for sale in southwest Michigan

COLOMA — A rural amusement park popular for decades in southwest Michigan is on the auction block.

Greenleaf Trust adds second office in Kalamazoo

A trust bank and wealth management firm expanded in Kalamazoo.

Varnum opens Florida office

Varnum opened its first Florida office in the Fifth Third Center in Napels.
AP

800 acres in SW Michigan could become state recreation area

BERRIEN SPRINGS — The state has its eyes on 800 acres in southwestern Michigan as a possible recreation area.

Habitat for Humanity raises $1.65M for affordable housing

Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity reached $1.65 million of its $3.9 million goal to fund an affordable housing neighborhood called Vista Green in Holland.

Downtown office space rent increases

According to JLL’s Grand Rapids 2021 Skyline report, the rent for office spaces in high-rise buildings in downtown Grand Rapids is increasing after two years of stagnation.

Whitmer’s plan for ARP funds targets affordable housing

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s Housing and Community Development Fund has never been adequately capitalized, according to MSHDA’s interim leader, but all that may change if Gov. Gretchen Whitmer succeeds in getting a cluster of proposed investments pushed through the state Legislature.

City approves affordable housing fund

The city of Grand Rapids is working to preserve and increase its affordable housing supply, establishing one of many necessary steps to address racial and ethnic housing disparities in West Michigan.

Disability Advocates looks ahead to new $2.5M HQ

Disability Advocates of Kent County has raised more than $1.75 million to build its new headquarters and accessibility showroom at the Special Olympics campus in Byron Township and is asking the community to chip in another $750,000.

Industrial contracting company acquires former Grand Rapids Press printing campus

An industrial contractor based on Michigan’s east side has acquired the former Grand Rapids Press printing plant campus at 3100 Walker Ridge Drive in Walker.

Country Fresh dairy products to increase

Michigan shoppers will see more Country Fresh brand dairy products on grocery shelves, courtesy of new ownership.

Commercial Alliance of Realtors names annual award winners

The Commercial Alliance of Realtors honored some of its members at its 18th annual awards reception.

D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s sells Leonard Street campus to Hope Network

Colliers West Michigan announced the sale of D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s (DABSJ) Leonard campus to Hope Network, which will allow for both organizations to continue on a trajectory of growth and added services for West Michigan.

NAI Wisinski closes on sale of Alpine Summit Shopping Center

Bob Lotzar and Bill Tyson of NAI Wisinski of West Michigan (NAIWWM) have closed on the sale of the Alpine Summit Shopping Center.

Detroit Cookie Co. opening Grand Rapids location

Outside-the-box cookie flavors, like those with potato chips and cereals, are coming to Grand Rapids via a new location of Detroit Cookie Co.

Adelaide Pointe development takes shape

A local developer is pouring $250 million into a multi-faceted development project to revitalize the Muskegon lakeshore.

Advanced Architectural Products expands in Allegan

A manufacturer of insulation systems is spending $1.1 million on an expansion of its facility in Allegan that is expected to create 20 jobs.

Hand2Hand opens new HQ and warehouse

A faith-based childhood hunger relief nonprofit will host a ribbon cutting for its new home base and warehousing facility in Jenison.

Real Seafood Co. opening restaurant in downtown Grand Rapids

A sister restaurant to The Chop House and Palio will bring fresh seafood, a raw bar, steaks and more to a downtown Grand Rapids development.

Developer announces grand opening of Haymarket Plaza

Treystar officially will open downtown Kalamazoo’s newest outdoor space, known as Haymarket Plaza, during a celebration from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 16.

ICCF renovates school building into income-based housing

The Inner City Christian Federation recently completed renovations at the former Eastern Elementary school building, creating a mixed-use space with 50 income-based housing units and nonprofit office space.

Union Bank moving corporate headquarters to West Michigan

Union Bank is moving its corporate headquarters from Lake Odessa to Grand Rapids Township.

GRCC opens new Lakeshore Campus

Grand Rapids Community College officially opened a new 52,000-square-foot Lakeshore Campus at the former JCPenney store in The Shops at Westshore Mall, 12331 James St. in Holland.

GRABB to renovate property into Black-business development center

Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses is investing half a million dollars to flip a building on Eastern Avenue SE into a center for entrepreneurship and development for Black-owned businesses.

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