Building Highlights


About 297 Clay

Our historic building was built around 1926 as a YMCA and was converted to its current use as residential condominiums in the early 1980s.

There is a total of 37 units in the Condominium. There are three units on the first floor of the building which may be used as residential, commercial, office, or retail space at the option of the co-owner. The remaining 34 units on the first, second, third, and fourth floors are residential. Board approval is required to rent/lease a unit; the number of units available for rent/lease is limited to 5% by our Bylaws.

Each Condominium is assigned one covered parking space and one storage cage for the exclusive use of that co-owner.

After 30 years as condominiums, the current co-owners are now in the process of a multi-year rejuvenation of the common areas. Recent projects have included upgrades to the indoor swimming pool area, a fitness room, and improvements on the common patio.

A Community Room has been created for use by co-owners for larger gatherings with friends and family. The space is also suitable for meetings, with tables and chairs available for use.

To accomplish all this, a portion of the co-owners Common Area Maintenance (CAM) fees are applied to a special Reserve Fund which pays for the major repairs and the replacement of the common areas of the Condominium. This is expected to continue for several more years.

The regular monthly CAM fees cover the HOA common costs, common area utilities, building heat and air conditioning system, city water and sewer, trash removal, indoor swimming pool, lawn maintenance, snow removal, and common area maintenance & repairs.

The building heat and cooling system is a combination of a central heating and cooling plant and individual heat pump units controlled by each co-owner. The individual heat pumps draw heat from the central heating or cooling plant to heat or cool the individual condo unit. All heat pumps are independent from what the neighboring condo units are doing. Many condos include a wood-burning fireplace.


297 Clay Photo Tour


Downtown Living

Our location provides the perfect opportunity for easy access to the many amenities downtown Muskegon has to offer.  It is an easy walk to restaurants, banks, a grocery store, the bike trail, the post office, breweries and distilleries, and the Farmers Market.  Enjoy Muskegon, and watch it continue to grow from one of the best and affordable downtown living locations.


Enjoy our heated indoor swimming pool.  It is available year-round. Workout in our Fitness Room.  Be as involved as you want to be.  Participate in our “Christmas Lobby Trimming” as we get ready for the holidays.  Pot-luck dinners are held in our Community Room throughout the year.  Community gatherings take place during the summer on our Common Deck area.


Living at 297 Clay Condominiums is being a part of a neighborhood.  Neighbors look out for neighbors.  Orientation is part of the welcome all new co-owners receive before moving in.  It is the goal of the Association’s Board to ensure all co-owners, new as well as established, feel they are a part of the neighborhood atmosphere that we continually strive to provide.


Bike Time happens a block away. Events held in Hackley Park are just one block away.  Heritage Landing, where so many of Muskegon’s festivals take place, is an easy walk or short drive away.  Parades pass in front of our building.  We have provided links to web sites to make sure no one misses out on a downtown event!


297 Clay Photo History