Another step toward the expansion of downtown Grand Rapids to the south.

Groundbreaking today for the structure in the Arena South District. The eleven-story building is behind the Van Andel Arena on 55 Ottawa Avenue will house offices, 100 apartments, a restaurant, shops plus parking.

Those behind the project said Arena Place is another step towards a big transformation and growth in the Arena South District.

Arena Place is scheduled to be finished during the winter of 2015.