26 Cherry Street Housing Development

Project Details

Client

26 Cherry Street LDHA LP

Location

Grand Rapids, MI

Scale

49,563 square feet, 45 units, one and two bedroom apartments

Cost

$7,800,000

Completion

2013

Responsible for design, documentation and construction administration of this 49,563 square foot, 45 unit, six story apartment building located in the up and coming Heartside District just south of downtown Grand Rapids. 26 Cherry is a ¬†mix of one and two bedroom, low income and market rate apartments aimed at young professionals with a desire to live in a vibrant downtown environment. Provided documentation and support for 26 Cherry to earn the State of Michigan’s Low Income Housing Tax Credits, without which the project couldn’t have been built.

Objective

The developer wanted to create a differentiator in the low-income housing market in downtown Grand Rapids. We focused on creating crisp, modern environments throughout the units and common areas using high quality contemporary finishes typically not found in this market.

Outcome

26 Cherry was designed and built using a unique system of cold form steel structure and precast concrete planks. Built on a small infill site directly adjacent to its sister building 205 South Division, 26 Cherry was fully leased before completion of construction.