GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — The Grand Castle residential development off 28th Street in Grandville will soon have residents moving in.
The 1.3 million-square-foot development received its certificate of occupancy for the first three floors this week, and residents will start moving in Nov. 16. Developer Roger Lucas said about 100 people have put money down to reserve an apartment in the 522-unit structure.
More work must be done on the rest of the building before others can move in. Crews are also working on installing a marble fountain in the courtyard, a life-size lion sits perched atop the castle, and a grand library will have walls lined with books upon completion.
As the castle has taken shape over the last two years, Lucas has heard from some critics. But he knows the building isn’t for everyone.
“They say it’s an eyesore. No matter what you do in life, you should like the one you want,” Lucas said. “It was my idea, my dream, it’s what we did. If you like it, great. If you don’t like it, you don’t have to live here.”