HOLLAND – Two new developments are progressing in South Holland.
The first, a mixed-use development that will serve as the new home of the Grand King Buffet and the Shanghai Grill and Bar, received its third site plan approval from the Holland Planning Commission on Tuesday, January 11.
The 421 E 32nd St. site plan had previously been approved in 2019 and then again in 2020 after developers reduced the number of residential units. The latest iteration of the plan outlines a step-by-step process, with one building constructed in 2022 and another if finances permit.
The building planned for this year includes a 13,500 square foot restaurant and banquet center, as well as four apartments totaling approximately 5,500 square feet. In 2019, developers told the planning commission that the restaurant would consolidate the Grand King Buffet and Shanghai Grill and Bar, replacing existing locations at 661 E 24th St. and 442 E 32nd St.
The project applicant owns the two restaurants. Shanghai Grill and Bar opened in 2015, offering take-out and lunch and dinner options, including sushi.
The approximately 3-acre lot sits at the corner of 32nd Street and Hastings Avenue, a few lots from a similar mixed-use development at the old Goog’s Pub.
The second phase will feature a mix of retail and apartment space in a 15,000 square foot addition. The plan is significantly larger than the 14,000 square foot total at 667 Hastings Ave. – where Goog’s Pub will reopen in a downsized space. This building will include nine residential apartments and a grocery and beverage market, in addition to the restaurant.
Commissioners also approved a site plan for a nursing home at 897 E. 16th St. The one-story facility, titled The Avenue at Holland, will have 100 patient rooms, two courtyards and a daycare on site for employees.
Construction on the 84,725 square foot facility is expected to begin in 2022, and the developers hope to open in late summer 2023.
This article originally appeared on The Holland Sentinel: Consolidated Restaurant and Nursing Facility Receive Site Plan Approval in the Netherlands