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DDA pushes Grand Rapids theater project forward

Posted at 11:33 AM, Apr 15, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- The proposed movie theater project in downtown Grand Rapids is a step closer to becoming a reality.

The Downtown Development Authority voted to grant land to be used for the Studio C theater project.   The plans were announced by Loeks Theaters and 616 Development last week.

Plans for the complex include a movie theater, 200 residential units, nearly 40,000 square feet of retail space and a new parking ramp with about 900 spaces.  The complex would be built along Ionia Avenue and Oakes Street.

The project is estimated to cost about $100 million, which would make it the sixth largest development in downtown Grand Rapids.