Dwelling Place and Bethany Christian Services seek to make improvements to the properties located at 670 Burton and 2080 Union SE. Their respective projects will facilitate the development of 42 single family homes and administrative offices and classroom space to support refugee and immigrant families.
Dwelling Place hosted a series of virtual engagements through February and into March to gather feedback from neighbors and potential buyers. We heard from both groups and incorporated feedback into the site plan and home designs for the project. Use the button below to view outcomes of those discussions, understand items we are still working on, and a projected timeline for moving forward. A special thanks to our architects, DeStigter Architecture & Planning and all the neighbors and community members who engaged with us.
2080 Union Development Site Plan
March 3rd – Final Home Design Presentation with Potential Buyers and Near Neighbors
Feb 24th – Home Design Discovery Session with Near Neighbors
Feb 17th – Home Design Discovery Session with Potential Buyers
Jan 25th – Grand Rapids City Commission gave final approvals and support for the joint development.
December 9th – City of Grand Rapids Planning Commission approves joint development presented by Dwelling Place Regional Community Land Trust and Bethany Christian Services.
October 27 – 4:30-6:30pm Neighborhood Engagement onsite at 2080 Union St. (view final site plan) Additional Resources Provided at Engagement Session
Oct 14 -Oct 18 Site Plan Survey – View Three Revised Design Concepts & Provide Feedback
October 14 – 1:00pm City of Grand Rapids Planning Commission Meeting
This development was originally slated for vote at the October 14th meeting. The development will still be on agenda; there will be a presentation and public comment will be allowed. However, we (the developers) have requested the planning commission table the vote until the November 4th meeting so that we can further engage the community around the design of the proposed development.
October 13 – 4:30-6:30pm Follow-up Engagement on-site at 2080 Union St. (provide feedback on updated site plan designs)
October 11 – 12:00-2:30pm Neighborhood door knocking and canvasing
October 6 – Garfield Park Neighborhood Association Meeting
September 24 – Open House Engagement on-site at 600 Burton (behind Samaritas)
September 23 – Neighborhood Engagement at Garfield Park
September 22 – Neighborhood door knocking and canvasing
September 18 – PostcAards sent to neighbors
September 15 – Southtown Corridor Improvement Authority Presentation
Dwelling Place Regional Community Land Trust
- 42 single-family homes
- Affordable homeownership model
- Low- and moderate-income buyers
- Approximately 1,100 sq. ft. each
- Two- and single-story designs
Bethany Christian Office Expansion
- 4-story building
- 3 levels of offices
- 1 level of classroom space
- Playground facilities
- 95-space parking lot
- Maintenance and storage building