Township releases Health Pointe construction timeline

Alex Doty • Apr 6, 2016 at 10:00 AM

GRAND HAVEN TWP. — The Health Pointe project was approved March 28, and the wheels are now in motion to get shovels in the ground.

Grand Haven Township officials said the developers of the medical facility have submitted plans and applications for water, sewer, storm sewer and driveway relocation, which could be approved by the end of the month.

“The developer intends to send the project out for bid on April 20,” Township Planner Stacey Fedewa said. ”At that time, a general contractor will be selected, and they expect to start grading the site by month’s end.“

This includes the construction of the new driveway off 172nd Avenue.

Fedewa noted that the adjacent Meijer store will maintain all driveways during the construction project.

“Once the new driveway is constructed, it will be opened, and the old driveway will be closed and removed,” she explained. “Just to emphasize, there will not be any major or long-term disruptions to Meijer traffic during this project.”

Fedewa added that a preliminary timeline indicates that developers could submit permit applications for foundation/structure/shell by April 15, submit remaining permit applications for buildout by May, prepare the site in April and May, relocate the driveway in May, install new underground utilities in May and June, construct the building in the summer through fall 2017, and do final site work and restoration in fall 2017.

It’s expected that a grand opening will occur in the fall of 2017, Fedewa said.

Addressing community concerns

Township officials have posted a PDF document regarding the Health Pointe Planned Unit Development amendment process on its website at www.ght.org. The clickable link to this document, called “Health Pointe Discussion,” can be found on the “Around Town” message board and will appear about once per minute.

Township Manager Bill Cargo said the five-page report was made to correct some of the misinformation and clarify the reasons why the Township Board approved the Health Pointe project.

“Unlike many of the public comments surrounding this zoning approval, the ’Health Pointe Discussion’ report delves into the myriad details and complexities surrounding the Health Pointe amendment application to the Meijer Planned Unit Development,” Cargo said. “The report will likely have more detail and description than most residents need. But the township wants to err on the side of being transparent and providing all of the information that the board considered when making the decision to approve the Health Pointe project.”

Added Cargo: “Although all of the information in the Health Pointe application file was previously made available, if residents want additional information after reading the five-page report, they can contact the township to receive any of the Health Pointe information in an electronic format.”

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