This 4-story building continues to support the original concept of the “super block” along 8th Street in downtown Holland. The Plaza East building offers both office and retail condominiums--the first floor as retail space while the 2nd through 4th floors are for office use.
The center of the block has been dedicated as an open space or “plaza” and breaks the length of the block up. This open relief provides an area for concerts, street performers, and lunch goers. Two fountains were designed in the space. One, a more formal pool at the street edge which is visible up and down 8th Street; the other is an interactive splash area with in ground jets and laminar flow nozzles. In addition to the fountains, the site also connects into the City of Holland’s snow melt system for winter pedestrian safety.
The exterior of the building is brick and stone with highly detailed with variations of facade treatments and fenestrations. The stone base anchors the building to the streetscape and is again repeated in the upper floors of the building. A unique feature of the building is the multiple outdoor balconies and spaces for interaction with the street and plaza to the east.
Two Levels Above the Original Target, and the First Multi-use Office/Retail
Building Awarded US Green Building Council LEED-Certified Gold
on the Lakeshore in West Michigan