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City of Muskegon, County of Muskegon and Parkland Properties of Michigan Present the Grand Opening of the VanDyk Mortgage Convention Center

The City of Muskegon, County of Muskegon and Parkland Properties of Michigan present the Grand Opening of the VanDyk Mortgage Convention Center, on Monday, April 12th, 2021at 460 W. Western Ave, Muskegon, MI.

The 55,000 sq. ft. facility was constructed on the vacated 4th Street in downtown Muskegon and donated land from Parkland, between the newly renovated, 200-room Delta Hotels by Marriott and the Mercy Health Arena. The VanDyk Mortgage Convention Center offers 37,700 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art, functional meeting, convention and event space, with 16,550 sq. ft. of contiguous meeting space, 3,050 sq. ft. of adjacent meeting space, 8,100 sq. ft. of pre-function space, 10,000 sq. ft. of hotel meeting space, and up to 13 breakout rooms.

“We are excited to open this beautiful expansion onto our existing meeting facilities. We are confident our visitors will fall in love with the timeless design of the convention center, as well as our fully renovated Delta Hotel and our new, elevated dining experience at Walker’s An American Brasserie.” said Jon Rooks, President of Parkland Properties, operators of the new convention center.

Due to center’s unique and innovative design, and its connection to the Delta Hotel, it can host anywhere from 100 to 2,750 attendees, allowing any size group to shine as the main attraction in downtown Muskegon. The Convention Center is also conveniently located across the street from the Shoreline Inn Hotel, offering another 140-rooms to visitors.

All in, the Convention Center, Delta Hotel, and Mercy Health Arena upgrades represent a $35 million investment in the heart of Downtown Muskegon.

The birth of the Convention Center does not come without a huge team effort from Parkland Properties, City Officials, County Officials, State Government and the Design and Construction Development team organized by Construction Simplified as Owner’s Representative. Over the course of 20 months, their combined efforts were able to provide the Muskegon Community with a well-deserved, state of the art Convention Center.

“We are excited to be announcing the completion of this new catalyst project in Muskegon. We expect the Convention Center to continue to build on Muskegon’s existing momentum and make our community even more of a year-round destination for groups, businesses, and travelers,” said Frank Peterson, CEO of the Muskegon Municipal Corporation. “Thank you to Clark Construction (Construction Manager) and Progressive AE (Architect and Engineering) and the countless trade partners that helped bring this center to reality.” – Frank Peterson, City Manager or City of Muskegon

The Convention Center will surely bring many eager visitors to the city of Muskegon, who will undoubtedly fall in love with the welcoming lakeshore community and its vibrant flare. “We are thrilled to bring state associations, organizations, groups, and events to Muskegon to enjoy this new convention space and experience our very walkable downtown,” said Bob Lukens, Director of Visit Muskegon, the county’s convention and visitors bureau.

Due to current state mandates regarding COVID-19, the Grand Opening of the Convention Center will not be open to the public. However, the community will be able to watch the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony by a RSVP to our Facebook event and tuning into our live stream of the ceremony at 2:30pm on 4/12 (https://fb.me/e/EraFrEWq). This event will serve as an exciting kick-off as the VanDyk Mortgage Convention Center hosts their first Convention, The Home Garden & Boat Show, on April 16th and 17th.

For further Owner comments, please contact Jon Rooks, President of Parkland Properties (jon@parklandgr.com) or Frank Peterson, City Manager of City of Muskegon (frank.peterson@shorelinecity.com).

For coordination, event understanding, and general questions, please contact Katie DeWeerd of Parkland Properties (katie@parklandmi.com) or Lyza Hockemeyer of Construction Simplified.