Grand Rapids Properties I, LLC
The Brix at Midtown
Grand Rapids, MI
Lord Aeck Sargent designed a 287-unit residential apartment building in Grand Rapids. The Brix at Midtown, located along the city’s Medical Mile, targets young professionals and students.
The Medical Mile is home to Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine, Grand Valley State University’s Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences, Spectrum Health’s downtown hospital campus and clinics, and the Van Andel Research Institute. It will offer a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom market rate and student apartments and provides such amenities as a fitness center, clubhouse and business lounge.
Throughout the design process, LAS’s Landscape Architecture, Interiors and Mixed-Use practice areas collaborated heavily in order to create seamless indoor/outdoor amenity areas. Exterior spaces include a large central courtyard with pool, dog parks and several passive residential courtyards.
Unique streetscape solutions were also developed with guidance from Grand Rapids’ Michigan Street Corridor Plan, which aims to provide a mix of bus transportation upgrades, bicycle lanes and improved sidewalks in the area.