Located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Downtown Market project consists of an outside market shed for approximately 30 vendors, on-site parking with a capacity of 202 spaces, an indoor market hall with prep/support areas for approximately 22 vendors, outside market shed for approximately 30 vendors, on-site parking with a capacity of 202 spaces loading dock, proposed tenant lease space for a 5,000 SF restaurant, micro‐distillery and micro‐brewery totaling 5,000 SF and office/wellness use totaling 7,000 SF, all on the grade level.
A basement level of approximately 19,500 SF below the market hall contains market hall vendor storage, mechanical and electrical equipment infrastructure to support the entire complex, and white-box tenant lease space to support the restaurant space above, including a possible wine bar and restrooms, as well as 5,000 SF of white box support space for the micro‐brewery above on the grade level.
The second floor consists of a seating area overlooking the market hall, a large meeting room and demonstration kitchen, smaller meeting rooms, education-oriented greenhouses, an exterior terrace, children’s kitchen, market offices, kitchen incubator and white box tenant lease space for a possible education use of approximately 13,000 SF.
The third floor consists of white box tenant lease space for possible office use totaling approximately 9,000 SF, including a roof area for mechanical equipment. The adjacent second floor roof accommodates two roof-top screened areas for mechanical equipment. In addition, the roof areas include approximately 6,500 SF of live green roof. The project also incorporates two areas of live green wall, one on the west facade, and one on the south facade.
The building interior finish materials are a combination of epoxy flooring and tile in the market hall and food preparation areas, carpet in office and meeting areas, and sealed and polished concrete floors in the market hall, common and seating areas. Walls are painted drywall and epoxy paint, porcelain wall tile at vendor and prep areas visible to the public, and FRP panels in food preparation areas not visible to the public. Ceilings are a combination of exposed, painted, lay‐in acoustic tiles, some a washable type in food preparation areas with painted drywall bulkheads, incorporating decorative steel canopies and wood and laminated timber elements.
The project was awarded LEED Core & Shell Gold certification in April 2011.
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