More plans released for new B.O.B. tower and venue

Posted at 4:24 PM, Feb 02, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.  -- Orion Construction has released some renderings of what the new tower planned for the parking lot next to The B.O.B. in downtown Grand Rapids.

Orion and The Gilmore Collection celebrated with a groundbreaking for the Venue/Venue Tower project Wednesday morning.  Mayor Rosalynn Bliss, representatives from Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc. and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation attended the event.

The tower will have studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. The venue will have both indoor and outdoor event spaces and a beer garden. The venue will host about 120 shows per year and will include seating for about 2,400 people.

The project is expected to be done in about 16 months. An entertainment partner is expected to be announced in June.