A new 248-unit apartment development is in the works along a major retail corridor in the area.

Continental Properties will begin construction later this month on the Springs at Knapp's Crossing in Grand Rapids Township, at 2550 E. Beltline Ave. NE, according to Colliers West Michigan today.

Construction at the 28.79-acre site is expected to finish by the end of this year, with pre-leasing to start in early 2018.

The development will feature townhome-style apartments offering residents direct entries into studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units.

Amenities will include a clubhouse and lounge, "resort-style" pool, fitness center, pet playground and car care center.

The property also includes an eight-acre preservation area and public trail network connection.

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