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A residential destination for the young urban professional.


Venue Tower is a direct response to the growing demand for housing that is tailored to the young professional who frequents the many nightlife and entertainment venues in downtown Grand Rapids has to offer. The program consists of an 11-story tower with 94 apartment units, a club room, fitness center, and outdoor deck, all on the same site as a new 3,000-seat concert venue, 20 Monroe Live.

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    Tailoring the Solution

    An entertainment-adjacent living experience.

    The project contains a mix of micro studio, one- and two-bedroom apartment units. Our team provided a dynamic solution to the challenge of fitting apartment units and a concert hall into a tight urban site while preserving the adjacent “BOB” entertainment building, a Grand Rapids staple. Given the positioning of the apartments above a 3,000-seat concert hall, we provided extensive acoustical treatment, including a 35-foot-tall lobby to help offset noise transfer.

    The resulting structure provides residents with close access to the BOB, Van Andel Arena, and many restaurants. Each apartment has floor-to-ceiling windows providing residents with city views, in addition to amenities such as a club room, outdoor entertainment area, and a fitness studio.