Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus

Mount Vernon Pedestrian Mall

Warehouse space for expansion of the engineering and art programs.
Mt Vernon rendering photo

Mount Vernon Pedestrian Mall


The project proposes a pedestrian mall to replace the space that is currently Mount Vernon Ave SW, between Secchia Hall/Winter Hall and Seidman College of Business. 


  • Further interconnectivity within the downtown campus
  • Pedestrian-oriented pathway
  • Decorative concrete and masonry
  • Green spaces
  • Tables and benches along the walkway
  • Raised planters and seat walls
  • Decorative landscaping and trees
  • Large lawn area for outdoor events
  • Art wall that showcases the history of the removed road and railroad
  • Entrances/exits at Secchia/Seidman parking lots re-worked
  • Overhead utilities relocated underground



  • Project Construction:  March 2021 – August 2021 (2 separate bid packages)


Architect: Fishbeck

General Contractor: Dykema Excavators

Page last modified April 28, 2023