Portfolio

Fairmount Square

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Services

Planning
Engineering
Land Surveying

Summary

As uptown Grand Rapids’ first new residential construction in more than 50 years, this mixed use infill project established a new neighborhood within the Fairmount Square Historic District.  Economic and community development within the framework of urban design and historic preservation provided inspiration for this unique privately developed project.

  • Provided urban design expertise to the consortium of three developers responsible for this urban infill project in order to integrate a new contextual neighborhood into an established urban fabric.

  • Collaborated with architects, preservationists and citizens to craft a plan that combines rowhouses, retail buildings and a renovated historic structure with a formal pocket park and sustainable infrastructure.

  • Combined master planning, civil engineering and land surveying services to assist in the implementation of the project.

  • Incorporated sustainable site design measures including raingardens, permeable pavement and a cistern that reclaims stormwater for irrigation of the park into the project design.