Avenue of the Arts, Kelsey Apartments
235 S. Division, Grand Rapids Michigan
Size: 22,000 SF
The completion of the Kelsey Apartments has extended the Avenue of the Arts another block south along one of the primary arteries into downtown Grand Rapids. The Kelsey project is located in the Heartside Historic District, and has been renovated to comply with the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Historic Preservation. In addition, this project has been designed to comply with US Green Building Councilís LEED requirements for environmentally friendly design.
Fourteen arts-related living units - spread over three adjacent buildings - and two commercial retail spaces have been designed specifically with the artist in mind. Apartments include unique features such as spiral stairs, skylights, utility sinks and large windows with abundant natural light. This project was developed by the Dwelling Place of Grand Rapids, a nonprofit group focused on providing affordable housing to those in need.