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Old Posted May 28, 2018, 3:10 PM
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Work is moving along on the 6-story Lake View Lofts project downtown, which fills in another portion of the large hole left by the demolished Muskegon Mall. On Tuesday, 5/22, MEDC awarded a $1.5 million loan to the project through its Community Revitalization Program. Up to 50% of that loan is forgivable if certain conditions are met. Here is the approximate site, located right next to MLive's Muskegon office.

There are also some nuggets in the below MLive and WZZM articles regarding a Phase 2 and 3, which sound like they will both include substantial construction projects, if all goes well. Also, mention of 2 other five-story buildings within a 3-block area, according to the WZZM video at the link below.

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$7.3M mixed-use building in downtown Muskegon to be complete by fall
Justine McGuire | MLive
May 24, 2018

MUSKEGON, MI - A newly constructed six-story downtown Muskegon building will be complete by fall 2018. The 47,760-square-foot building represents a $7,267,890 investment, the final piece of which was secured through a loan from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) this week..."This is Phase I of what is hoped to become a three-phased development, building on vacant parcels adjacent to this project..."
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Lake View Lofts taking shape on West Western in Muskegon
Jon Mills | WZZM
May 22, 2018

A number of major developments around the state were approved by the Michigan Strategic Fund on On Tuesday May, 22, 2018. Among those, is one currently under construction on West Western Avenue in Muskegon...The project is the first-phase of what is expected to become a three-phase development built on vacant adjacent land. It is expected to serve as a catalyst for additional revitalization in downtown Muskegon...
Construction progress May 23, 2018

Source: MLive | Mike Krebs


Below are some construction progress screen shots taken from the above WZZM news story (May 22, 2018)









Source: WZZM

A reminder of the finished project rendering

Source: MLive
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