This development brings new life to what was a surface parking lot, significantly improving the overall use through a place-making initiatives; a mixed-use, high-density development that maximizes green space and public areas. The design of the building serves as a stimulant for further development downtown. Combining spaces for living and working, building tenants and surrounding pedestrians will enjoy snowmelt sidewalks and convenient accessibility. Tenants of this property include The Kalamazoo Promise Institute
, Communities in Schools
, Warner Norcross and Judd LLP
, and Southwest Michigan First
In terms of site conditions, the building is located in what used to be a surface parking lot, so there are some environmental soil conditions that affect construction means and methods. The site was managed under a Due Care Plan
. Also, since the building is designed to be seven stories when constructed, the foundations include auger cast piles. The structure is cast-in- place and as the building includes an internal parking deck, there are critical isolation/expansion details to separate occupied and non-occupied space.