Grand Rapids’ Heartside neighborhood west of South Division is fast shaping up as the city’s hippest entertainment district, boasting a variety of pubs, eateries, specialty beer havens, a wine bar, the Van Andel Arena, and live music venues. But it has its challenges—like a lack of parking, no apartments for downtown dwellers, and no destination shopping. “38” could change all that.
“38,” two new liner buildings and parking deck proposed by Locus Development, will be underway by fall with the demolition of 38 Commerce, the building that gives its name to the project. The two buildings, running along Weston and Commerce streets, will line a seven-story public parking deck and shield it from view along those two fronts.
The buildings feature 35 apartments, eight two-story penthouse condos, 30,000 square feet of office space, and 10,000 square feet for retail and a restaurant.
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