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Old Posted Oct 10, 2017, 11:51 PM
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The last reported news article on Grand Rapids's new tallest (aka 10 Ionia) had said construction was possibly more than a year away at the time which was November of 2016.

The whole thing has been approved and the design finalized (though whether or not it's different than what has been shown so far is unknown), but it seemed implied that possibly financing is what would hold the project back. Otherwise no reason has been directly stated on why the project is taking so long.
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Old Posted Oct 14, 2017, 3:12 PM
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1. Cornerstone just broke ground on a new academic building geared towards STEM:

College building $15.5M STEM center
Justin Dawes | GRBJ
October 10, 2017

A local college is building a $15.5-million center to advance its STEM programs. Cornerstone University will break ground tomorrow on its 29,000-square-foot Center of Science in Technology, with plans to finish construction in time for the start of classes for the 2019 spring semester. The three-story building will be located on the main campus in Grand Rapids, at 1001 E. Beltline Ave. NE, just north of the Hansen Athletic Center. The school said all the money for the project was raised from private donations... 
2. Zimmer Development Co. has broken ground on 'The Alpine' a new student apartment complex, next to GVSU. The same developer recently finished a $22-million student housing project on the same site this summer. That development, called 'The Lodge', is a192-unit apartment complex.

Firm building $20M student housing complex
Ehren Wynder \ GRBJ
October 12, 2017

A new $20-million student housing complex is underway in the area. Wilmington, North Carolina-based Zimmer Development Company has broken ground on The Alpine in Allendale, next to Grand Valley State University, according to Orion Construction yesterday.  The project, located at 10452 Lodge Dr., will consist of nine three-story buildings with a total of 108 units and 432 beds. The project is slated for completion before the 2018 summer semester and is leasing for next fall. Raleigh, North Carolina-based Planworx Architecture is the project's architect. Grand Rapids-based Orion Construction is the project's contractor...
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