Work underway on new housing at 168th and Comstock

Alex Doty • Aug 10, 2016 at 3:00 PM

GRAND HAVEN TWP. — The shovels have hit the dirt for a new housing development in Grand Haven Township.

The development on the northwest corner of Comstock Street and 168th Avenue is called Piper Lakes Apartments. Its first phase is four apartment buildings, with a total of 96 units, and a clubhouse with a pool, Township Manager Bill Cargo said.

“They are currently occupied with the site work,” he said.

This work includes water, sewer, stormwater and earth work.

Grand Haven-based Cherette Group is the developer behind the multi-phase complex that’ll eventually be comprised of eight three-story apartment buildings on a 14.5-acre parcel.

“The developer anticipates that phase 1 will be ready to move into by spring 2017,” Township Planner Stacey Fedewa said. “There is a second phase that will include four additional apartment buildings for a grand total of 204 units. Likely, phase 2 will be completed in 2018.”

Project developers purchased the site in March 2013. At the time of its approval by the Township Board, developers said the new complex would offer a variety of amenities including a clubhouse, pool, two ponds and a dog park. There would also be attached garages for 140 of the units.

The property was originally zoned for agricultural use; however, the land was rezoned to planned unit development (PUD) in 2014, allowing for higher-density commercial, industrial or residential use. This was pursuant to the township’s Master Plan and future land-use map.

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