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Westwind Construction, TraverseCONNECT and MIOSHA Partner to Safeguard Workers on Traverse City Multi-Family Residential Project

TRAVERSE CITY – Westwind Construction, TraverseCONNECT and the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) today signed a formal partnership with the goal of zero worker injuries, accidents and near misses during the construction of the Trailside45 apartment community in Traverse City.

Trailside45 is a new multi-family apartment community under construction by Midwest Property Development Inc. and Westwind Construction, a west Michigan commercial construction business with close ties to the Grand Traverse region.

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Traverse City Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Housing Complex

DJI_0006-editTRAVERSE CITY – The groundbreaking shovels have turned and construction is underway as Traverse City continues to expand their housing options. Work has now started on the new Trailside45 project in Traverse City. November 10th, members of the community celebrated the future of more housing options in town. TraverseCONNECT partnered with Midwest Property Development and Westwind Construction to make Trailside45 a reality. The building will have 74 units of comfortable apartment living,

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How to Choose a Builder

Westwind ConstructionThere are many important factors in choosing the right builder for your commercial or residential construction project. Word-of-mouth recommendations and formal references are often used to identify a suitable builder for your project. While choosing the right builder may take some time, it is a crucial step to assuring satisfaction with the finished project.

One such builder interested in assisting with your commercial or custom residential construction needs is Westwind Construction. Westwind has recently returned to its roots with the development of Ridge45 and Trailside45,

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New Multi-Family Living Coming to Traverse City Through Home Grown Collaboration

ridge45-coatedTRAVERSE CITY. – Work has begun on Trailside45, a new budget conscious apartment community initiated by Midwest Property Development, Inc. and built by Westwind Construction, a West Michigan commercial construction company with close family ties to the Grand Traverse region. 

As a catalyst for economic growth and community development, TraverseCONNECT has partnered with Midwest Property Development and Westwind Construction to make Trailside45 a reality. 

Located at Boyd and Garfield,

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Garfield Projects Result in Removed Trees, Changes Look For Corridor

TRAVERSE CITY -The start of construction on a new housing development and a simultaneous Consumers Energy project to upgrade power lines and poles has resulted in the removal of dozens of trees along Garfield Avenue, temporarily transforming the look of the corridor.
 
A collaborative partnership between Midwest Property Development, Westwind Construction, TraverseCONNECT and Chemical Bank, the new Trailside45 apartment complex is under construction on 1.7 vacant acres at the corner of Garfield and Boyd avenues.

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Apartment Complex Grows on LaFranier

Ridge45 Development eventually will have 232 units.

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TRAVERSE CITY — What a few months ago was an empty field on LaFranier Road has sprouted apartment buildings. More are on the way at the site, along with a community building.

“We have three buildings up, with a foundation poured for the fourth,” said Arn Boezaart, director of business development and community relations for Westwind Construction.

The complex,

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Westwind Grows Community Connections

Westwind consistently strives to make an impact with their clients and within the communities they serve. For Westwind, constructing four walls goes beyond using quality contractors and materials. It’s about building personal relationships through honesty and integrity. Westwind recently joined the Traverse City Home Builders Association and the Muskegon Chamber of Commerce. They look for opportunities to get involved, not just in surrounding communities, but areas with potential. It’s about making a connection that will grow the Westwind team and,

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Traverse City Construction Playground Hits $50K Fundraising Goal

westwind-civic-center-playgroundThanks to a final surge of donations, Grand Traverse County Parks & Recreation hit a $50,000 fundraising goal for a new Civic Center playground several hours ahead of a midnight deadline Wednesday.

One donor contacted the county and offered to cover the complete $44,000 funding gap in exchange for playground naming rights – an opportunity publicized by the county – but officials discovered the state will only allow a maximum $10,000 donation per entity to qualify for the grant match.

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Civic Center Playground Raises $24K Over Weekend; $20K To Go

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A crowdfunding campaign to raise $50,000 for a new Grand Traverse County Civic Center playground by midnight Wednesday – and qualify the county for a $50,000 match from the state – received a $24,000 boost over the weekend.

Donations spiked from just over $6,261 from 53 donors as of Saturday morning to $30,681 from 78 donors as of Monday night.

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Beechtree Redevelopment Recognized

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The last decade has brought plenty of change along Beechtree Street, from the redevelopment of the old Eagle-Ottawa site to the revitalization of other old factories.

Elected officials and business leaders celebrated those changes during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday that highlighted the newly reconstructed street, as well as investments made at Glassource, the old Challenge Machinery facility and Eastpointe RV campground.

“It’s something that you can’t put into words because it’s so incredible,

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