Rezoning OK’d for planned Heritage Hills apts.

Heritage Place, College Avenue, Grand Rapids
A rendering of the planned Heritage Place apartment complex on College Avenue SE in Grand Rapids. (Courtesy Orion Construction via the City of Grand Rapids)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD0 — The Grand Rapids City Commission this week approved a rezoning request to add more apartments in the Heritage Hill neighborhood.

On Tuesday evening, commissioners approved the developer Orion Construction’s request to build the 86-unit Heritage Place apartment complex at 50 College Ave. That’s the site of a former Social Security office.

The plan was already approved by the Planning Commission, but also needed the green light from the City Commission because it changed zoning.

The Historic Preservation Commission says two carriage houses next to the building should be preserved. They are expected to be used as a clubhouse and service building.