Friday, March 18, 2016

Construction of a new 4-story condo building on the former Grand Hotel site continues.  The project will feature 68 apartments (28 one-bedroom and 40 two-bedroom units) with granite/quartz counter tops, Nest thermostats, high-efficiency appliances, and balconies.  Additional amenities include underground parking and a community workout room.  The developer expects an opening date of 2016.  The City acquired the blighted property along a key downtown gateway corridor in 2010.  Environmental investigations completed under its EPA Brownfields Assessment Grants cleared a path for re-use.


Grand Crossing Condominiums is located in the heart of a redevelopment resurgence in Waterloo’s urban core.  Nearby brownfields success stories include the following recent transformations:  a former commercial bakery into a brewery, former John Deere structures and land into a 30-acre business park featuring advanced manufacturing, research and development, education, and commercial operations, and several former underutilized commercial and residential properties spread across two city blocks into a community recreation center.  These projects collectively continue to transform the area in accordance with the City’s adopted Downtown Master Plan.

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