Eastbrook Homes Breaks Ground for New Fairmount Square Condominiums

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Eastbrook Homes, one of West Michigan's most prominent home builders and developers, has broken ground for the first of 35 condominiums in the Fairmount Square area of the East Hills Neighborhood. The developer also announced it will present Eastbrook Giving Back Awards to two non-profit community organizations every time it sells a home in Fairmount Square. The Inner City Christian Federation (ICCF) and Grand Rapids Home Repairs Services are to receive the per-sale cash awards. This is another example of how Eastbrook is committed to serve the communities in which it is involved.

Eastbrook Homes has a long history of giving back to the communities in which it builds. One example is its commitment to match funds raised by the Parent Teacher Organizations (PTOs) in the public schools within its Grand Rapids and Lakeshore communities. "The Fairmount Square Giving Back Awards underscore our desire to assist and support the communities we serve," said Mick McGraw, Eastbrook CEO.

Once the home of some of the city's most prominent citizens, spirited and independent Fairmount Square fell into decline in the 1970s. The centerpiece of the site, the 31,000-square-foot former D.A. Blodgett Home for Children, sat vacant for decades. Today, it is fully restored and provides mixed-use commercial space and a new home for the Inner City Christian Federation (ICCF).

"This is our first opportunity to get involved in an urban setting," said Bob Sorensen, Eastbrook's Corporate Development President. "It's a way for us to contribute to a different market that has been underserved by new construction in the past.

"By working with the city and in cooperation with the Grand Rapids Historical Preservation Commission, Eastbrook has created plans for new homes which will blend perfectly into the existing neighborhood," said Sorensen. "In addition, Eastbrook will build all the new homes to meet Energy Star Plus® requirements, giving home buyers significant energy savings, efficiency and greater lifetime value," he added.

The new homes will include both duplexes and three-unit buildings with a variety of exterior colors and elevations. Buyers may choose from one to four bedrooms and a wide range of options to meet individual tastes and needs. Base prices will start at an affordable $145,000.

For more than 40 years Eastbrook Homes has offered West Michigan home buyers exceptional neighborhoods, incomparable value, inspiring choices and extraordinary service. The company's Grand Rapids and Lakeshore communities include Ada Moorings, Arbor Hills, Bailey's Grove, Cook's Crossing, Hathaway Lakes, Lowing Woods, the Meadows of Cannon Farms, Saddle Ridge and Windflower Bay, as well as the Michael McGraw community of Stoneshire in Ada. To learn more, visit http://www.eastbrookhomes.com.

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