The nation’s 3rd best economy. The 2nd best large city for starting a business. The #1 job market in the U.S. These are just a few of the economic heights Grand Rapids has scaled in the last few years … and they’re not the only things rising to new levels here. The city’s economic vitality is fueling an unprecedented surge in capital development.
These new developments are part of what we’re calling A Grand Investment – and they’re paying impressive dividends for both residents and visitors. Here’s just a sampling of projects that are augmenting the $3 billion of construction value the city has added since 2000:
Fairfield Inn and Suites North. This 106-room hotel will take up residence in Walker. Opening Fall 2020.
Staybridge Suites. This 110-room riverfront hotel will be located just north of downtown’s historic Sixth Street Bridge. Opens mid-2021.
Holiday Inn Express Cedar Springs. 76-room hotel scheduled to open Fall 2020.
Home2 Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids South. 95-room hotel. Opening Summer 2021.
Tru by Hilton Comstock Park Grand Rapids. 98- room hotel. Opening Fall 2020.
Canopy by Hilton. This 164-room hotel is part of downtown’s Studio Park development, which will also include a nine-screen movie complex. Summer 2020.
Fairfield Inn and Suites Wyoming. 110-room hotel slated to open in January 2020.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites North. 103-room hotel being built in Walker. October 2019.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Grand Rapids. Based in Caledonia, the 114-room property is scheduled to open in May 2020.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wyoming. 107-room hotel. March 2020.
Marriott Residence Inn. 146-room hotel will occupy a 13-story building. Opening mid to late 2020.
Staybridge Suites. This 109-room property is scheduled to open April 2020.
TownePlace Suites Grand Rapids Wyoming. Predicted to open February 2020.
Hampton Inn & Suites Grandville Grand Rapids South. This 100- room hotel is located just 15 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids
Tru By Hilton Grand Rapids Airport. This 98- room hotel is located in Kentwood, Michigan near the Gerald R. Ford International Airport.
SpringHill Suites by Marriott. Opened in the spring of 2018 and features 100 rooms. This hotel is located in the Grand Rapids suburb of Grandville.
Best Western Plus Grand Castle Inn & Suites. Transformed in the winter of 2017, this 80-room hotel is located 10 minutes outside of Grand Rapids in the city of Grandville.
New eateries, breweries and shops are revitalizing the city’s historic West Side. Now under construction is a mixed-use facility with two ground-floor restaurants – North and Mash, both from Traverse City-based North Peak Brewing Company.
Five acres of land in one of the city’s most diverse neighborhoods is being developed into Plaza Roosevelt – with a new high school, different types of housing and healthcare and cultural enhancements.
A project to restore the rapids in downtown’s Grand River will enhance water and riverfront recreation.
Downtown’s Studio Park complex will include a nine-screen movie theater, 200-seat live-music venue, restaurants, retail shops and more.
Calder Plaza, a downtown public square, is being redesigned to increase access and utility.
Woodland Mall is being renovated to welcome such new-to-the-region retailers as The Container Store, REI Sporting Goods, Urban Outfitters and Von Maur.
The $2 billion Medical Mile life-sciences corridor is adding even more investment – Michigan State University is building an Innovation Center and Grand Valley State University is constructing a Health Sciences facility.
Consumers Energy is building a $20 million regional headquarters on the West Side.
More than 4,500 new housing units have been added to the city of Grand Rapids since 2011 – most, like the 200 apartments of 601 Bond, are downtown.