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Project Rundown Updates

I thought of some more recent (completed) developments worth including in the project rundown. You can link directly to the first post here, where the projects are generally arranged chronologically by completion date. A summary of this round of project additions is below, along with smaller images. Larger images are in the opening post, along with additional project images and all image credits. These are all 'low-rise developments' but important indicators of the ongoing growth and development of the region. More to come as I think of them.

Bell's Brewery Expansion

Completion Date: Fall, 2016
Location: Comstock
Involved Parties: Bell's Brewery Inc, Byce & Associates (Architects / Engineers), Walbridge (CM)
Summary: Multiple phased projects to expand facilities. The most recent project included a $50 million, 200,000 SF facility expansion to add a new packaging / bottling hall, a warehouse logistics center, a point-of-sale warehouse, new offices and employee areas, an 800 barrel fermentation addition, and a Two Hearted fermentation addition . The expansion allowed production to increase from 800,000 barrels per year to 1,000,000 barrels.

Consumers Credit Union - The Corner @ Drake

Completion Date: 2016

Field & Stream - The Corner @ Drake

Completion Date: 2016

Consumers Energy Solar Gardens, WMU Business Technology & Research Park

Completion Date: August, 2016
Location: 4601 Campus Drive
Involved Parties: Western Michigan University, Consumers Energy
Summary: 8.5 acres, 1-megawatt solar power plant at Western's BTR Park. This marks Consumers' second large-scale solar project in Michigan, the first being a 3-megawatt plant at Grand Valley State University that opened in April.

Family & Children Services Expansion

Completion Date: November, 2016
Location: 1608 Lake St.
Involved Parties: Family & Children Services, Kingscott Associates (Architect), Miller-Davis (CM)
Summary: Two-story, 14,000 SF addition to Family & Children Services' Kalamazoo facility, marking the largest building project in the organization's 100+ year history. Family & Children Services provides services in youth development and counseling for children and families. The new addition is dedicated to services that support foster children and their foster families.

Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

Completion Date: 2014
Location: Aacademy St, Kalamazoo College
Involved Parties: Kalamazoo College, Studio Gang (Architect)
Summary: This 10,000 SF hub for advancing social justice packs a lot of design into a small area. The Center was developed to promote and sustain leaders in the fields of human rights and social justice, and features 'wood masonry' technology to create a low-tech, high-performance exterior façade.

Greenleaf Trust

Completion Date: 2009
Location: 211 S Rose St
Involved Parties: Greenleaf Trust, Eckert-Wordell (Architect)
Summary: A 38,000 SF renovation to create new office space for Greenleaf Trust, a wealth management firm. The original structure was built in 1921, and its renovation was part of a larger downtown revitalization effort.

Norbridge Building

Completion Date: 2014
Location: 510 E. Butler Ct. (River's Edge Neighborhood)
Involved Parties: NoMi (Developer)
Summary: Norbridge was completed in 2014 as a multi-use building featuring one 8,000 square foot office space and five loft style apartments.

Walbridge Common Apartments

Completion Date: Summer, 2016
Location: 714 Walbridge St. (River's Edge Neighborhood)
Involved Parties: NoMi (Developers)
Summary: 48 apartments and a restaurant in a renovated, 34,000 SF warehouse built in 1924, located in the northeast Kalamazoo River’s Edge District. 

610 S. Burdick St. / InterAct

Completion Date: 2011
Location: 610 S. Burdick St
Involved Parties: InterAct, Hinman Company (Developer)
Summary: A 24,000 SF, LEED Gold-certified, Class A single tenant office building. Home to the Kalamazoo offices of InterAct, a mental health and substance abuse treatment center, this was a Brownfield Redevelopment Project.

Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Completion Date: 2015
Location: Bronson Healthy Living Campus
Involved Parties: City of Kalamazoo, Bronson Healthcare Group, Eckert Wordell (Architect)
Summary: 17,000 SF facility, part of the new Bronson Healthy Living Campus, where guiding principles address issues of nutrition, mental and physical health, sustainability, and social concerns.

KVCC Student Success Center

Completion Date: 2010
Location: 6767 W O Ave, Texas Township
Involved Parties: Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Eckert Wordell (Architect)
Summary: 73,000 SF addition + renovations to KVCC's main campus in Texas Township. The project was designed to bring all student services under one roof while expanding and refurbishing campus areas for classrooms, labs, faculty offices, and maintenance. The building followed LEED design guidelines and features a large green roof.

Landscape Forms - Powder Coat Finishing Facility

Completion Date: 2015
Location: Midlink Office Park
Involved Parties: Landscape Forms, Eckert Wordell (Architect)
Summary: 166,000 SF renovation to create a new powder coat finishing facility, offices, and employee space for this industry leader in site furnishings and outdoor LED lighting.

Portage Northern HS - Addition & Renovations

Completion Date: 2011
Location: 1000 Idaho Ave, Portage
Involved Parties: Portage Public Schools, TMP (Architect), AVB, Inc. (CM)
Summary: Part of a $120 million bond proposal, this $25 million, project included a 55,000 SF addition and 185,000 SF of renovations to the existing Portage Northern High School. The new addition contains a cafeteria, administrative and counseling offices, school store, and common areas. The renovations included enlarged learning spaces and new science labs. The High School has a current enrollment of around 1,400 students.

Portage Central High School

Completion Date: 2010
Location: 8135 South Westnedge Avenue, Portage
Involved Parties: Portage Public Schools, TMP (Architect), AVB, Inc. (CM)
Summary: Part of a $120 million bond proposal, this $40 million, 280,000 SF new high school was built around an existing auditorium saved from the earlier high school, which was demolished during the construction process .The three story structure has an enrollment of about 1,400 students.

Portage Lake Center Elementary School

Completion Date: 2010
Location: 10011 Portage Rd, Portage
Involved Parties: Portage Public Schools, TMP (Architect), AVB, Inc. (CM)
Summary: Part of a $120 million bond proposal, this $10.2 million school was built near the site of Portage's first school building. It is two-stories, 73,000 SF, and serves about 600 K-5 students.

Portage 12th Street Elementary School

Completion Date: 2009
Location: 6501 S. 12th St, Portage
Involved Parties: Portage Public Schools, TMP (Architect), Byce & Associates (Architect Sub), AVB, Inc. (CM)
Summary: The first new school in Portage in 15 years. Part of a $120 million bond proposal, this $14.8 million, two-story, 72,000-square-foot school was constructed to serve 500 K-5 students. It features very similar plans to the Lake Center Elementary, constructed with the same bond dollars (to save on design costs).

Radisson Plaza Hotel Renovations

Completion Date: 2012
Location: 100 W. Michigan Ave.
Involved Parties: Radisson, Eckert-Wordell (Architect)
Summary: Project included a full design of the lobby and registration areas, as well as renovations to guest rooms and event areas for downtown's premier hotel.

Stryker Medical - Consolidated Facilities

Completion Date: 2006
Location: 3800 E Centre Ave, Portage
Involved Parties: Stryker Medical, Eckert Wordell (Architect)
Summary: 435,000 facility to consolidate the operations of two outdated existing plants under one roof. Contains manufacturing space, offices, employee cafeteria, research and development spaces, and a product showroom.

Nova Virtual Reality Arcade

Completion Date: December, 2016
Location: 806 S Westnedge Ave (Vine Neighborhood)
Involved Parties: Nova VR
Summary: Interior fit-out of an existing structure to house a new virtual reality arcade in the eclectic Vine Neighborhood.

Western Michigan University - Heritage Hall Alumni Center / Former East Hall Renovation

Completion Date: Fall, 2015
Location: WMU East Campus, Prospect Hill
Involved Parties: Western Michigan University, Tower Pinkster (Architect), Hopkins Burns Design Studio, Ann Arbor (Preservation Architect)
Summary: This structure, one of the original of the university, was designed by John Charles Olmsted and Fredrick Law Olmsted Jr. (sons of famous landscape architect Fredrick Law Olmsted Sr) and constructed in 1903. The repurposing of the building into an Alumni Center involved partial demolition of two wing additions, as well as demolition of several surrounding structures, also original to the campus (West Hall, Speech and Hearing Building, and North Hall).

Western Michigan University - Charles C. and Lynn L. Zhang Legacy Collections Center

Completion Date: Fall, 2013
Location: WMU Oakland Dr. Campus (1650 Oakland Dr)
Involved Parties: Western Michigan University
Summary: An $8.7 million new building to house WMU's Archives, Regional History Collections, and the entire Kalamazoo Gazette Archive. The project achieved LEED Silver, and features 3-ft high, high-density storage units.

Western Michigan University - New Chemistry Building

Completion Date: 2007
Location: WMU West (Main) Campus
Involved Parties: Western Michigan University, Holabird & Root (Architect), Miller-Davis (CM)
Summary: A new 85,000 SF building for the Chemistry Department, designed to support collaborative learning.

Western Michigan University - Sangren Hall

Completion Date: 2012
Location: 4121 Sangren Hall - 1903 W Michigan Ave.
Involved Parties: WMU, SHW Group (Architect), Miller-Davis Company (CM)
Summary: This new structure replaced an earlier Sangren Hall, providing 30% more classroom seats and achieving LEED Gold certification. The estimated construction cost was $47 million for the 230,000 SF building, which has reshaped the central part of the university's main campus.

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