GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The developers of the new "Homes at River's Edges" apartment complex are starting to move in residents, hoping to get a head start on the spring moving season in Grand Rapids increasingly competitive rental market.
Located next to Canal Street Park at 1001 Monroe Avenue NW, the 5-story apartment building offers one-bedroom apartments starting at $1,300 a month up to penthouse suites with two bedrooms at $3,500 a month.
Twenty-seven of the 32 units are still available, according to property manager Suado Aquino. The property includes 11 one-bedroom units, 19 two-bedroom units and two penthouse suites.
Units facing the river include balconies. The kitchens feature granite-topped islands. The penthouse units include gas fireplaces.
Orion Real Estate Solutions completed construction of a $10.5 million apartment building at 1001 Monroe Ave. next to Canal Street Park and the banks of the Grand River. The building includes a ground level restaurant and a 32-space parking garage with living units on the upper floors.
"We are very excited to bring The Homes at River's Edge to the community," said Orion spokesman Jason Wheeler. He said the apartments hope to capitalize on its location next to the park, which includes a boat launch and a bicycle path.
Plans to restore the city's namesake rapids to the Grand River will make the location even more exciting in the future, Wheeler said.
"This is a beautiful building offering a waterfront lifestyle that is hard to beat," Wheeler said. "When considering the upcoming Grand River restoration and activation projects, The Homes at River's Edge is literally a front-row seat to all the action."
Linear, the restaurant on the ground floor, will be open in April, featuring local "in season" menu items with a "modern American" flair. The restaurant will offer room service meals to apartment residents and a river-front patio.
The restaurant is hiring a staff of 25 through a jobs fair this week. The restaurant will interview job candidates from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, March 19, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20.