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

McKay Tower Apartments

Project Details

  • Location:
    146 Monroe Center St NW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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  • Value: $722,000
  • Size: 2,200 sqft
  • Schedule
    March 31, 2019 to September 1, 2019
Services Provided:
  • Construction Manager
Lauri Miller
Director of Property Management, McKay Property Holdings, LLC
Richard Craig
Architect, Craig Architects
Project Executive:
Roger Rehkopf
Chief Executive Officer

Project Summary

With the demand of downtown apartments on the rise,owner and manager of McKay Tower looked to renovate some underutilized space within their building. Over the course of six months, Orion carefully deconstructed the 16th floor of their historic occupied building to make way for three new luxury apartment units The Residences at McKay Tower, located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Each of the three 700 square foot, one-bedroom apartment units were outfitted with high end kitchen and bathroom finishes, hardwood flooring, full-size washer and dryer, and large picture windows for an abundance of natural light and panoramic views of the downtown cityscape. Two of units have their own 200 square foot outdoor patio deck.

Aside from the challenges of working on a building over 100 years old, Orion made added considerations to ensure a successful renovation. With no freight elevator or potential for a trash chute, material handling was coordinated during low traffic times. Additional wayfinding and caution signage and communications were placed and distributed to building tenants as a courtesy as well.