State: Michigan City: Grand Rapids
Completed: 2017 Contractor: Wolverine Building Group
The Rise is a massive four-story 287 unit apartment complex located in downtown Grand Rapids on the Medical Mile. At the heart of this complex is a four level parking structure.
One major concern local residents had prior to the projects approval was parking. Near by home and business owners were claiming that parking was already in short supply because of neighboring bars and restaurants.
Downtown congestion prompted the need for a large parking structure to serve the large volume of new residents. This is when the developing company turned to Kerkstra. When planning a large scale parking structure there is no better trade than precast.
Kerkstra worked with Wolverine Building Group to fit the tight construction schedule while remaining at a competitive price. The precast parking structure was the first component to be erected on site.
The Rise parking structure was erected in the late fall and winter months with quick erecting time, making precast concrete a top choice for the project. The quick on site installation expedited the entire construction cycle, allowing all other construction phases to start sooner.
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