The exterior of McKay Tower in downtown Grand Rapids will get an early spring cleaning, as the historic high-rise undergoes some exterior renovations.
The project is part of the building owner’s long-term renovation plans.
The exterior repairs are scheduled to start in March and last through late summer, and be performed between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays, according to a news release.
Scaffolding will soon be set up along portions of the building’s foundation at 146 Monroe Center. Protective walk-thru canopies will cover the building’s public entrances through the duration of the project, including entrances to all the building’s retail tenants. All retail tenants will continue to operate as normal during the construction.
“McKay Tower needs some exterior repair, so we’ll be working diligently to bring the building back to historic charm while ensuring the structure itself is completely taken care of,” said Chaundra Derks, operations manager for the building’s owner Steadfast Properties. “We will do all we can to minimize distractions to our retail and commercial tenants, and hope that the public will continue to support them as well.”