Spring Lake, Michigan
An industrial site was targeted for re-development by the Village of Spring Lake, as part of their Master Plan. OneMarket Properties, Inc. created a plan for a four-story, 34 unit residential condominium facility overlooking Spring Lake. The ground floor includes a public restaurant as well as private, interior parking for residents of the high-end condominiums on the floors above. This plan also embraces the Villageâ€™s desire to expand a public-use boardwalk along the lake. The boardwalk was extended across the waterfront side of the facility with public access pathways on either side, so that the Villageâ€™s goal of connecting the waterfront with residential and commercial uses in the area was accomplished. Driesenga & Associates, Inc. (D&A) provided complete survey, site engineering, staking, and materials testing services. MDEQ and FEMA approvals were obtained for work within a floodplain, as well as a Soil Erosion Control Permit. D&A coordinated with the Ottawa County Drain Commissioner for on-site relocation of an existing enclosed county drain which serves to drain the West Savidge Street corridor. Under a separate contract with the Village of Spring Lake, D&A also provided design and landscape architecture services for the boardwalk expansion project.