DDA approves grant money for Olds Manor

A rendering of The Rowe, formerly Olds Manor, in downtown Grand Rapids. (Courtesy: Integrated Architecture)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Downtown Development Authority has approved $120,000 in grant money in the transformation of the Olds Manor Building.

The building sits on the corner of Michigan and Monroe Avenue in downtown Grand Rapids.

The $26 million renovation project will feature apartments, condominiums, retail and restaurant space once completed.

The DDA grant money will go towards outdoor features on the corner, including streetscapes.

Kris Larson with Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. said revamping that corner will bring other changes.

“We’ll be reducing the turn lane southbound on Monroe to help create a more generous sidewalk environment for dining,” Larson said. “Really an embellished public realm, a better space for people.”

Construction on the building is expected to start this spring.

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