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EFA DESIGN SHOWCASE
INDEPENDENT LIVING

Beacon Hill at Eastgate GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.
Submitted by: PRDG DALLAS
Project category: Project in progress
Chief administrator: Jeff Huegli
Firm: PRDG, www.prdgarch.com
Design team: PRDG (architect); Exxel Engineering Inc. (civil engineer); Progressive AE (landscape architect); Sai Structural Associates Inc. (structural
engineer); Peter Basso Associates Inc. (MEP engineer); Bridget Bohacz &
Associates Inc. (interior designer); JRA Food Service Consultants LLC (kitchen
and laundry consultant)
Renderings: Robin Frye, Frye Associates
Resident/client capacity: 58 independent living
Total building area (sq. ft.): 123,379
Construction cost/sq. ft.: $170
Total construction cost (excluding land): $21 million
Completed: March 2017

The success of Beacon Hill

bedroom, two-bath unit with 1,500

at Eastgate in Grand Rapids,

square feet in a four-story building

Mich., since its opening in 2010

over a single floor of structured

prompted the desire to expand

parking providing 46 parking spaces.

its offering of independent living

A key area of the expansion will

apartments and amenities. The

be the new dining and common ar-

existing community includes 114

eas, which will include 10,000 square

independent living apartments,

feet devoted to enlarging the current

a commons building, and an

dining room and adding a new din-

adjacent healthcare building with

ing venue called the Garden Café.

36 assisted living apartments, 24

It will seat close to 40 people and

memory care units, and 29 skilled

will offer garden-fresh dishes from

nursing units.

Beacon Hill's executive chef and the

The expansion of the residential
portion of the project includes 58

professional culinary team.
A desire to further enhance

independent living apartments,

Beacon Hill's location within the

from a one-bedroom, one-bath

Eastgate neighborhood prompted

unit with 950 square feet to a two-

the addition of a Center for Arts and
Worship as part of the expansion
plans. It features a 250-seat auditorium designed for entertainment and
faith-based programs and is meant to
foster community interaction where
local theater groups will be invited to
perform and others will be welcome
to use the auditorium for various
events.
The project also includes renovation of the existing resident game
room and the administrative offices.
Site improvements include the
addition of a second community
garden, relocation of the outdoor
sports area, development of a formal
ornamentals garden, and inclusion
of patios and porches with outdoor
fireplace and fountains surrounding
the new café/auditorium building.

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