Over the last 15 to 20 years Western Kent County has seen a lot of development, especially along Lake Michigan Drive.

Currently there is demolition taking place at the corner of Lake Michigan Drive and Wilson Avenue. The space will eventually be a mix of residential and commercial buildings.

The Planning Director for the City of Walker says 10 apartment buildings will be the first to go up on 21 acres of the site. It will have 209 one and two bedroom apartments when it is finished. Many of those will have attached garages. The complex will feature a clubhouse, a fitness center, a pool, and a dog park.

There are 12 acres of the site dedicated for eight lots to be used for commercial businesses. Which could feature retail, restaurant, and office space.

The buildings will be built to suit the projects over the next several years.

Walker's planning commission approved the project in August. The apartments are scheduled to open this fall.