Unanimous approval for the construction of The Knoll Townhomes of Ada was granted after several meetings and full consideration from the surrounding neighborhood associations and planning commission. Beginning in April 2018, Orion Construction completed the project within a year, with construction ending in April 2019. The client, Mike Maier of Cusp Group, wrote a letter of recommendation praising Orion’s quality of work and schedule for completion saying, “Even before The Knoll broke ground at the corner of Cascade Road and Spaulding Avenue, Orion Construction was highly engaged to ensure a smooth transition from Pre-construction on into mobilizing and site work.”
The Orion Construction team phased the buildings in order to allow occupancy of the first buildings in early spring to begin leasing and move-ins. Orion provided a site-specific safety plan and logistics to prevent any issues between new residents and construction traffic. The massive 147,116 total square foot project includes 16 buildings with a total of 72 units on a ten-acre site at 1040 Spaulding Ave SE in Grand Rapids. The two-story homes feature two- and three-bedroom units with attached garages in four and six-plex configurations with higher-end finishes throughout the interiors, putting the project value at $12,100,00.