432-bed luxury housing project for students breaks ground near GVSU

ALLENDALE, MI – The market for luxury student housing at Grand Valley State University continues to grow.

Orion Construction and Zimmer Development Group recently broke ground on “The Alpine,” a 432-bed student housing project located west of the university’s main campus at 10452 Lodge Drive.

In July, Orion completed a $22 million student housing project called The Lodge on this 60-acre site. The Lodge includes 576 beds in 192 student apartments. The project will deliver 108 units of student housing before the 2018 summer semester, according to an Oct. 11 news release from Orion.

The Alpine will include nine three story apartment buildings. Each four-bedroom unit will be fully-furnished with a sofa, lounge chair, flat screen TV, coffee table, entertainment console, bar stools, washer, dryer, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.

Each bedroom will have its own private bathroom, walk-in closet, mattress, bed with storage, night stand, desk, and chair, according to Orion. Rents will be set at about $600 a month per bedroom.

The club house will include study lounges, an indoor/outdoor bar, game room, indoor/outdoor kitchens, a 24-hour fitness center, a dog park, soccer field and basketball courts. The property also will include an outdoor swimming pool and pool house.

“Working with Zimmer Development on these projects has been a great experience for our team,” said Orion Construction President, Roger Rehkopf.

“These are top tier developers with a vision and a strong commitment to quality that reflects in both The Lodge and in The Alpine. Our teams performed exceptionally well together on the initial phase and that teamwork continues to strengthen as we move into the second phase of construction”.

Orion Construction has completed several student housing projects near GVSU in recent years, including The Grand Village, Campus West, and Meadows Crossings. In total, these projects have brought more than 2,000 beds of student housing to the…

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