Plans filed for new tallest building in Grand Rapids

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Google Street View image of 10 Ionia NW - proposed site of new 42-story tower

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – There may soon be a new tallest building in downtown Grand Rapids.

A Portage company, The Hinman Company, has filed plans with the city for a 42-story, 418-foot-tall hotel and apartment building at 10 Ionia Avenue NW, according to Suzanne Schulz, Planning Director with the city.  The location is currently a small parking lot near the Van Andel Arena and the Grand Rapids Police station.

The plans include 10 floors of hotel space, an amenity floor, and then apartments above.

These are preliminary plans and will need city aproval.


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  • Andrew

    All these apartments being built–enough for tens of thousands of people–and virtually no living wage jobs anywhere near downtown for all these people to pay rent with. How exactly is this going to work? Or are most of these going to be federally funded refugee* relocation subsidy apartments?

    *formerly known as “illegal aliens”

  • steve

    The building will mean forty or fifty less parking spots in the downtown area. For some reason, there are some people in the city that are hell bent on turning Grand Rapids into a big city, with mass transit the only way to get around. I’m not anti-progress for the city, but the “wannabe big” city mindset doesn’t sit well with me.

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