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A major project is underway at Bridge Street and Seward Avenue in Grand Rapids, MI. The mixed-use development is a collaborative effort between multiple community partners that will offer a diverse mix of residential units, job training opportunities, and key neighborhood services.

When it’s complete, the development will be anchored by a 37,000-sq. ft. neighborhood grocery store named Bridge Street Market as well as 116 market-rate apartments. Additional street-level retail will reside below 64 affordable housing units being developed by Inner City Christian Federation (ICCF). A 275-space parking structure will sit at the center of the project, providing three stories of parking, and 20,000 sq. ft. will be dedicated to workspace and offices for West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (WMCAT). 

The development at Bridge Street and Seward Avenue broke ground shortly after Consumers Energy, the City of Grand Rapids, and Rockford announced a sustainable public/private partnership called Circuit West, which focuses on testing and implementing sustainable and renewable energy solutions for thousands of homeowners and business owners in the area.

“Circuit West is a fresh take on traditional energy infrastructure and a critical component to meet the needs of a rapidly growing City,” says Mike VanGessel, CEO of Rockford Construction. “It is a one-of-a-kind program that sets the neighborhood up for immediate energy improvement as well as long-term, next-generation energy advancements.”

“Circuit West is a fresh take on traditional energy infrastructure and a critical component to meet the needs of a rapidly growing City. It is a one-of-a-kind program the sets the neighborhood up for immediate energy improvement as well as long-term, next-generation energy advancements."

Mike VanGessel, CEO, Rockford Construction

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