Grand Rapids approves GVSU's $37 mil health professions building

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Grand Valley State University's (GVSU) plans to expand on it's health campus downtown are moving forward.

The Grand Rapids Business Journal reports that the school has approved funding for a $37 million health professions building downtown, adding another location to their health campus.

It will be located on Layafette Avenue near I-196, in the city's Belknap Lookout neighborhood.

GVSU's has stated that the five story building will include laboratories, classrooms and offices for faculty and staff and should be finished in the spring of 2018.

The Belknap neighborhood has already rolled out the welcome mat for GVSU. The Coit Church and Micah Center celebrated the agreements with a "Welcome to the Hood" neighborhood supper in Feb. 2016.

The city of Grand Rapids and GVSU worked together with the residents of the Belknap neighborhood to ensure that GVSU proves to be a good neighbor. The university has agreed to to assist those who are displaced by construction with plans to build new and affordable housing.

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