A partial rendering of the four-story, 70,000-square-foot Heritage Place apartment building. Courtesy Orion Construction
Orion Real Estate Solutions, or ORES, a part of Orion Construction, purchased the 2.3-acre site in 2016 and received approval from the city and the city’s Historic Preservation Commission, or HPC, to demolish the building.
“This historic neighborhood is supported by a highly engaged neighborhood association,” said John Wheeler, president, ORES. “In many cases, these are long-time residents of Heritage Hill, and a measure of success with this project will be their response to our site security/safety plan, our noise- and dust-minimization strategies and how effectively we communicate.”
“We respect the historic and cultural attractiveness of Heritage Hill,” Wheeler said. “Our process and quality reflect that. By building new, we are not distracting from that. We are exposing this neighborhood and lifestyle to a new and diverse group of residents who appreciate the character of Heritage Hill.”
Grand Rapids-based Concept Design is serving as the project’s architect.
Project financing is being provided by First National Bank.
Orion Construction, founded in 2000, and is construction and development firm serving West Michigan.
The firm specializes in mixed-use, industrial, institutional, retail and multi-family construction projects