GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - The Grand Rapids City Commission Tuesday approved tax exemptions for a plan to turn the old Klingman's warehouse near the new farmer's market into apartments.
The factory on Wealthy Street SW near Ionia Avenue was built in 1890. Klingman's Furniture Company has used it as a warehouse since the 1970s.
The project to revitalize the building will turn it into 83 apartments, 56 of which will be one-bedrooms and 27 of which will be two-bedrooms. It will also include 15,000 square feet of commercial space as well as a parking lot.
The developer leading the project will also seek LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification.
That developer, Ann Arbor-based LC Consultants LLC, recently turned the old Baker Furniture factory into Baker Lofts apartments a block south of Klingman's.
GRAM Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in front of a festive downtown crowd at Rosa Parks Circle Friday night.
Two people were taken to the hospital after one vehicle crossed the center line, causing a head-on crash in Ada Township Friday night.
Investigators in Montcalm County are working to determine what led up to a deadly crash.