32 Market Ave SW - Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Heritage Place

Project Details

  • Location:
    50 College Ave SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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  • Value: $14,000,000
  • Size: 73 sqft
  • Schedule
    July 16, 2017 to September 17, 2018
Services Provided:
  • Construction Manager
John Wheeler
President, Orion Real Estate Solutions
Tom Tooley, AIA
Sr. Vice President, Ghafari
Project Executive:
Roger Rehkopf
Chief Executive Officer

Project Summary

After sitting vacant for seven years, the site of a former Social Security Administrative building has been transformed into a valuable new addition to the historic Heritage Hill neighborhood with which it resides.

Before construction began, ORES purchased the 2.3-acre site in 2016 and received unanimous City/Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) approvals to remove the existing building and construct the new apartment building. Long-time residents become engaged in the design and development process to ensure that the new building would blend well with the character and identity of the historic neighborhood.

Heritage Place is a four-story apartment community with 86 market-rate apartments: 22 studios, 48 one-bedroom, and 16 two-bedroom units. There are 115 on-site parking spaces and two historic carriage houses that were preserved and updated per specifications of the HPC.  Each of the 86 apartments features solid surface countertops, stainless steel appliances, stacked washer/dryer, tile showers and other high end finishes.

  • 86 apartment units ranging studio to two-bedrooms
  • Stainless steel appliances and other high-end finishes
  • Historic buildings renovated into clubhouse and storage