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A mixed-use structure in an entertainment-centered district.


Market-rate housing in Grand Rapid’s downtown core is in high demand, a trend that extends to the vibrant, entertainment-focused Arena District. The client sought to capitalize on an underutilized site in this neighborhood, replacing an old parking lot with a mixed-use structure. Our team worked closely with the owner and tenants to manage the complexities of multiple uses within a single high-rise structure and overcome the challenges presented by a long, narrow site surrounded by neighboring buildings.

Tailoring the Solution

A seamless blend of residential, retail, hospitality, and workplace.

The mixed-use facility houses retail space, restaurant space, 100 apartment units, 100,000 SF of Class A office space, and a 286-space parking structure. Since the building is comprised of diverse uses, multiple structural systems – including post-tension concrete, structural steel framing with composite concrete slabs, and load bearing metal stud framing – were required, and the team worked collaboratively to solve vertical circulation issues for both tenants and services.

Supporting What Matters

Opening the doorway to future development.

Arena Place is helping to drive economic growth while also opening the doorway to future development in the area. The final structure provides parking, new office tenants, and retail options in an evolving part of the downtown core.