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7th Street Lofts – Construction Junction

By SVG / April 2, 2018 /

A lot has been happening at 7th Street Lofts and we’re excited to bring you the latest updates. Walls are going up in a few different areas including around the gym and common area. Not to mention the flooring that’s getting a beyond gorgeous refresh. We’re also obsessed with the new installation pieces in the lobby off of the Sixth Street entrance. All of the hard work that Rockford Construction is putting into this project is really showing and we are excited to watch it come together. We still have a unit available now and more to come over the next few months. Contact us to take a look at the breathtaking progress that’s being made or swing by one of our upcoming open houses. We’d love to see you there!          

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The Factory – Downtown Grand Rapids Co-Work

By SVG / April 2, 2017 /

A few years back, I spent some time with the fun people that work and enjoy life together at The Factory in downtown Grand Rapids. What a group! You might be wondering why I’m bringing this up now. I only spent about an hour at The Factory talking with three of their members. The purpose of that hour was to see the space and highlight it right here on the GR Downtown Condos blog. Initially, I thought I was helping them but, turns out, I was wrong! I ended up learning so much about co-working, collaboration and an all-out ‘cool’ work environment. During my tour at The Factory, I also was able to spend half of the time talking about a new marketing idea that one of the members had for his website: VNN. It was great to ask the Why? and How? questions of the marketing plan and pick his brain about how it was going to work. From this short, 30-minute conversation I came away with ideas and thoughts for our own team! I walked into The Factory hoping to promote a cool space and ended up collaborating right along with them. That’s what true co-working is all about:…

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SVG’s Weekend Guide to ArtPrize!

By SVG / September 18, 2014 /

It’s that time of the year again! Art Prize, the international art competition located right here in downtown Grand Rapids, begins on Thursday, September 24th, and runs through October 12th. While exhilarating, the task of navigating through large crowds to view countless art venues can be a tad overwhelming, so we’ve created an easy weekend guide for everything you need to know to make your experience fun and stress-free! Before starting out, stop by any Grand Rapids Meijer location or Art Prize voting site to purchase 2 bus wristbands for $5. This pass gives you unlimited bus rides for all 19 days of Art Prize and can be used on the Silver Line, DASH, and The Rapid. Also, be sure to download the updated Art Prize mobile app available for Apple and Android. The new version allows you to create lists of specific pieces you’d like to see and then share them with your friends and family. You can even map out your own routes! FRIDAY  4:00pm If you’re not already downtown, catch the Silver Line or DASH to Michigan Ave near DeVos Place and check out Art Prize’s West Side and North Monroe route along the Grand River. Enjoy beautiful river views from…

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Clark Place Condominiums

By SVG / May 6, 2013 /

Clark Place Condominiums fills two of the much needed niches in the Downtown Grand Rapids condo market – luxury condos and generous floor plans of about 3,200 square feet per unit at a VERY reasonable price. Some of the great features at Clark Place include: Loft-like character with high ceilings, exposed brick and large picture windows Extra large kitchens featuring solid stone countertops, stainless appliances and ceramic tiles floors Large walk-through closets with custom shelving adjoining each bedroom Your own private secure garage. Thick concrete walls between units for maximum sound proofing  Amazing price per square foot! A park-like common area with multiple grills. A 100 seat amphitheater, perfect for summer concerts. Great location near downtown and main corridors. Pets welcome! (Restrictions apply for certain breeds of dogs) Don’t miss your opportunity to live in the hottest new Downtown Grand Rapids Condos, Clark Place Condominiums! Call us at 616-284-1528 to schedule your showing appointment! Clark Place Condos are currently listed by Brad Veneklase with Parkland Realty 

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10 Things to Look Forward to when Grand Rapids Downtown Market Opens this Saturday!

By SVG / May 3, 2013 /

After months of anticipation, it’s finally here, folks… The outdoor section of the Grand Rapids Downtown Market on Ionia Ave will officially open tomorrow morning at the stroke of 8:00 AM! This momentous milestone marks an exciting and fresh new chapter in the city of Grand Rapids’ downtown residential and retail expansion. Here are 10 things you can look forward to when the Downtown Market opens tomorrow: 1. Over 200 free parking spots! That’s right, an adjacent lot will have room for over 200 vehicles to park for no cost at all. If you want to take advantage of the convenience of the lot, you’ll want to get there early, though. For those who miss out, you can still get a close spot at the metered spaces available along Ionia. 2. 80 vendors offering up fresh West Michigan wares! B&B Farms, Crane Dance Farm, Fish Monger’s Wife, Great Harvest Bread Co., Klackle Orchards, Robinette’s Winery & Apple Haus, The Great American Bagel and Visser Farms are just a handful of names you’ll see when browsing the market. Leave yourself plenty of time to visit them all! 3. First LEED certified Outdoor Market in the country! Also known as ‘West Michigan’s first…

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Monroe Center

By SVG / January 16, 2012 /

Most cities have that core section – where everything happens and everyone wants to be. Monroe Center is arguably the number one hot spot in downtown Grand Rapids. What once used to be a grassy area, Monroe Center Ave. is now bustling with entertainment, shops, and restaurants and is one of the busiest parts of the city. Constructed in the early 2000’s to be a ‘walking street’ for pedestrians, Monroe Center Ave. dissects through the city on a diagonal angle making it a gateway to numerous other parts of the city. It also was changed from walking-only to both walking and motor friendly. Rosa Parks Circle spearheads the start of Monroe Center with a statue of the famous Rosa Parks and a large space used as an amphitheatre for concerts in the summer, an ice skating rink in the winter and place to meet up with friends no matter the season. Just East of Rosa Parks circle is the new Grand Rapids Art Museum. Hosting artists as well known as Andy Warhol and as local as ArtPrize entries. Monroe Center holds city charm due to its brick road and original building facades as you venture down the street. Condo buildings such as McKay Tower, Peck, Front Row, City View and more…

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Welcome To Downtown Grand Rapids

By SVG / January 16, 2012 /

Hello and welcome to Downtown Grand Rapids! A thriving, vibrant city that is constantly growing, changing and adapting all while staying true to its roots. In order to appreciate downtown, you have to know downtown.  There are 5 major corridors to the downtown area: Central, Heartside, West Fulton, Heritage Hill, and Midtown. Central cooridor is where all the action happens. DeVos Performance Hall, City Headquarters and tons of local shops and boutiques can be found here, giving you endless options to entertain yourself, friends and family.  This is the prime location for living!  You are steps away from where everyone wants to be.  The Grand River also runs through dividing central downtown from the other sections. Heartside is where the original Grand Rapids started.  Here you will find historic buildings with outstanding handcrafted detail and if you’re lucky, the person who did it!  This part of town carries major art galleries, trendy restaurants, St. Mary’s Healthcare and is quickly becoming a hot destination spot for locals and tourists alike. Also in Heartside is the infamous Van Andel Arena where the Grand Rapids Griffin’s hockey team plays and major acts come to perform such as Elton John, Lady Gaga, Carrie Underwood…

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The Fitzgerald Residence

By SVG / August 29, 2011 /

Luxury Living starts here. The Fitzgerald boasts unique features and designs of the highest quality. The Fitzgerald puts you in downtown living but in the most intimate way. Each residence has hardwood floors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, tile showers, and professional design. While The Fitzgerald is in the midst of vibrant downtown life, your condo was made to ensure privacy and peacefulness. Though the city is right outside your door, you will still have all the conveniences of living in a traditional home. Live Luxuriously, call and make an appointment today. Click Here To See Condos At The Fitzgerald That Are For Sale Information: Price Range: $179,900-$799,900 Address: 27 Library City: Grand Rapids State: MI Zip: 49503 School District: Grand Rapids Amenities Central Air City Water/Sewer Exterior Home Maintenance Public Park Nearby Snow Removal Parking Garage Fitness Center Library Storage

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Grand Rapids Downtown Condo Values? Who Knows?

By SVG / June 3, 2011 /

Right now Grand Rapids Real Estate values are all over the place. Some neighborhoods are doing great other still are falling and trying to find their way. Downtown Grand Rapids Condos are no different as some building are finding their stride and other might still have room to fall. Be careful to understand value and what bring value over the long run before decided to buy in one building over another.

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Downtown Condo Sales – Grand Rapids Press Update

By SVG / May 31, 2011 /

The Grand Rapids Press did a Great Artical this weekend about Downtown Condo Sales and the influx of new buyers as values have come down. If you have a chances and are looking to sell or buy it worth a read. Oh- they also highlighted our work in Downtown showing us with a buyer in one of our great Hillmount listing!! Thanks Grand Rapids Press! Read article here- GR Press Downtown Condo Market update.

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