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Another redevelopment coming to downtown Muskegon


$220 million project is just of many as city continues to transform

With several new projects already in the works, Muskegon officials have announced a new $220 million redevelopment project downtown.

The former headquarters of the Shaw Walker Furniture Company known as the Watermark Center, the development sits at 930 Washington Avenue, and aims to convert the building into living units, with office, retail and restaurant spaces as well.

Behind the project is real estate developer Parkland Properties.

If that name sounds familiar, it’s the same group responsible for the new Downtown Muskegon Convention Center, the Delta by Marriot Hotel renovation, and the Shoreline Inn Hotel & Conference Center.

And it is another development in downtown Muskegon that prices in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

Earlier this year, officials announced two other projects, Harbor 31 and Adelaide Pointe that promise to redefine the city’s relationship with Muskegon Lake.

Cindy Larson is the President of Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce. She says that despite the challenges of the pandemic, the city is poised to continue its revitalization well into the future.

“To have this kind of transformation is almost beyond a person’s imagination,” Larson said. “It’s the same transformation we may have seen over 100 years with Charles Hackley…it is mind boggling.”

The Watermark Center has set mostly vacant since 1989 and is massive, the 15-acre site contains over 700,000 square feet of building space.