WYOMING, Mich. (GRBJ) - Granger Group’s leaders were standing in the middle of a cornfield in Wyoming in 2004 on what would eventually be the site of Metro Health Village. Now in 2019, the sprawling campus, with a LEED certified Metro Health - University of Michigan Health Hospital at its center, soon will be home to a walkable retail/mixed-use corridor dubbed Village Life Marketplace.

What was originally envisioned to be a $1-billion project in 2004 has now grown into a $2-billion investment, said Gary Granger, CEO of Granger Group, the master developer on Metro Health Village.

“What that says is the region has continued to support these services, and the region has continued to ask us, ‘Can we be involved here?’” Granger said.

Most recently is the development of the Village Life Marketplace on the corner of Health Drive and Byron Center Avenue in the northwest section of Metro Health Village.

The Business Journal previously reported on Granger Group’s plans to deliver Village Life Marketplace in July 2018. The marketplace has grown from a $3.5-million investment, as previously reported, to a $92-million investment.

The marketplace encompasses about 80 acres of the entire 190-acre Metro Health Village.

Granger Group already has built out the first two buildings, totaling about 20,000 square feet of retail, and has begun moving dirt on four more.

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