A sneak peek at the new Ada luxury apartments
Inside the East Ada Village apartment. (September 14, 2023)
ADA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) – An apartment complex that has been under construction for five years is starting to move in to ADA residents.
A village east of Ada It is a group of four buildings at 7590 Fulton Street near Thornapple River Road in the heart of the Village. There are 92 units between the four buildings, a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom luxury apartments.
The first building has opened to residents and is already 97% occupied, developers say, and is expected to be fully occupied by the end of the month. The second building is expected to open in mid-October. All buildings are scheduled to open and possibly be fully occupied by mid-December.
The project began five years ago and was strongly influenced by the village’s “Envision Ada” project, which transformed the area into a bustling community.
“We are the only rental community in downtown Ada,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Wheeler Development Group. “So there were a lot of eyes on this project about what it wanted to look like, and how it would fit into the community.”
There’s a lot of emphasis on walkability, he said. A bike path connects the project to the village, and residents are just a two-minute walk from several businesses, including a pharmacy, shops and restaurants.
The apartment, like the rest of the redeveloped village, used new construction designed to look old, Wheeler said.
“We wanted to replicate that architecture here, so we used a lot of the same colored materials in the village,” he said. “We mixed up the three- and four-story buildings to give us some roof lines and undulations to how they would appear from the road.”
Wheeler explained that the two separate buildings — two three-story buildings and two four-story buildings — were intentional to keep them from feeling too dense. The buildings accommodate over 82 single garages.
The developers hope to encourage residents to get out into the community. There are no amenities that will bring some gatherings and could “disrupt other tenants’ quiet enjoyment,” Wheeler said.
“(We) rely on the community to provide those services for us: the library and the MVP complexes and you can join in on all these different things that will really help, but…we’re here as a housing component, almost as if you would want it in your home,” he said. Which we look at when we develop a project. This is your home.”
Wheeler said he met with Ada leaders on Monday and that everyone was “tickled” by the project.
“It turned out really well,” he said. “We had a lot of eyes on it before we got our approvals, and it was worth it. It’s one of the most beautiful projects I’ve ever done.”
East Ada village Accepting applications For the second building, which already has several residents scheduled to move in next month. Units are pet-friendly and range in price from $1,695 to $2,975.