GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A sign of Grand Rapids’ growth is taking shape along the busy Medical Mile corridor.
Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss joined officials Wednesday in ceremonially breaking ground on the $42 million development dubbed “Diamond Place.”
The mixed-use project on Michigan Street and Diamond Avenue will include 165 residential units, two retail spaces, a parking lot with 240 spaces, and a grocery store.
Developers say 100 of the units will be rent restricted.
The people behind Diamond Place say they’re seeing a lot of interest in the development long before its apartments are ready for tenants.
“We did a test blast on Craigslist telling people when we would be open. We got 60 people ready to sign up. That’s two years from now. That’s not somebody looking for a place next week; that’s somebody planning their future,” said Brad Rosely with Third Coast Development.
Diamond Place is expected to open in the fall of 2018.