Downtown Grand Ledge is now the home to three new residential units thanks to the renovation of the MacDowell’s Fireplace
building’s upper floor.
“Our building was built in the late 1800s, and the second story has been businesses, residences, offices and such over the years,” says Bruce MacDowell. “It had been vacant since the 1940s.”
The 4,500 square foot story is vacant no longer. The MacDowells partnered with the City of Grand Ledge
, the Grand Ledge Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) to complete a $300,000 rental rehabilitation project. The space now contains three, 1,400-square foot, two-bedroom apartments with 12-foot ceilings.
“Along with the significant funds we invested, the MSHDA program and the DDA grant made it all possible,” MacDowell says.
The project began six months ago and was completed in September. Two tenants have already moved into their new apartment and a third will soon occupy the third.