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“The Brix at Midtown” Opens Leasing Center Near Grand Rapids’ Medical Mile

March 9, 2017

Grand Rapids, Mich. – March 9, 2017 – The Brix at Midtown, a new 287-unit apartment community under construction off Michigan Street and Benson Avenue, is opening its Leasing Office at 629 Michigan Street. The project is on target to have luxury apartment homes ready for occupancy this summer.

General Manager, Angela Brookins said, “People have been watching the buildings transpire for a while now as construction started last year. We are excited to be situated in Midtown and look forward to being part of the neighborhood.”

The Brix at Midtown offers 28 floor plan choices. Hard hat tours will begin soon. Prospective residents can contact the leasing office at or 616-215-1670, and can learn more about The Brix at

“The Brix at Midtown” name pays homage to the early history of Midtown from the Dutch term, “Brickyatt” for brickyard. Dutch and Polish settlers in the area and worked together making the bricks which would build Midtown and the surrounding Grand Rapids areas. “The goal of ‘The Brix at Midtown’ is to be just as dedicated to Midtown as the original settlers were by developing a vibrant community,” Brookins said.

The project is prominently located on The Michigan Street Corridor Medical Mile adjacent to The Women’s Health Center and near Spectrum Health, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Grand Valley State University Cook DeVos Center, Michigan State College of Human Medicine and The Van Andel Institute.

The development is being managed by RISE; A Real Estate Company, which has developed 72 projects in 22 states since 1995. RISE retained more than 50 Michigan-based companies using Grand Rapids-based Wolverine Building Group as Project Lead. RISE is focused on practicing a “Michigan First” philosophy for hiring local contractors and purchasing goods and services from area vendors, said Angela Brookins.

With convenient access to The Medical Mile facilities for work or school, amenities at the four-story apartment community include:
In-Unit Amenities
• One, two, and three-bedroom floor plans
• 28 customized floorplans
• Private balcony access from each home
• Granite counter tops
• Stainless steel appliances
• Full size washer and dryer
• 40-inch designer cabinets
• Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring
Community Amenities
• Gated off-street parking deck
• Two-story fitness area with yoga room
• Indoor golf simulator
• 6,000 square foot courtyard with ample green space
• Pet friendly with a pet park and pet-wash area
• Heated outdoor pool
• Community fire pit and social area
• Green space and access to nearby hiking trails and Highland Park
• Bike storage and repair area
• 24-hour on-site maintenance
• On-site leasing office with drop-in capability

Brix at Midtown Apartment Homes

Michigan-based contractors include: American Classic Companies, Antonelli & Associates, Inc., Baron’s Window Coverings, Bouwkamp Masonry, Inc.; Brix Soda, Cascade Cement Contracting, Inc.; Central Ceiling & Partition, CJ’s Coating/Sealants, Inc.; Cutting Edge Excavating, Inc., DeVos Insulation, DHE Plumbing and Mechanical, Double O Supply, Dykstra Cement Contractors, Inc., Eaton Corporation, EPS, Fair and Square Construction, Inc., Fence Consultants of West Michigan, Glasers Lumber Company, Grand Valley Wood Products, Grey Matter Group, Harrigan Finish Carpentry, Inc., JDH Engineering, Kendall Electric, Kerkstra Precast, Kone Elevator/Escalator, KVO Communications, Lumbermen’s Inc., Materials Testing Consultants, Inc.; Michigan Ornamental Iron, Midwest Interiors, LLC., Miguel’s Construction, Nederveld Associates, Inc., North Mission Door, Pylman Power, Inc., R.A. Mulder, Inc., Sligh Design, Sobie Company, Inc., Spartan Distributors, Spoelstra Pools, Standale Lumber, Steel Supply & Engineering, Twin Lakes Nursery, Valley City Sign, Van all Fire Protection, Velco Plumbing, Versatile Roofing Systems Whirlpool, Wolverine Building Group, Zeeland Lumber and Supply Co.