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Latest Forum Posts | Grand Rapids

  • Village of Orchard Hills and the Village at Knapp's Crossing
    Yesterday, 10:04 PMby joeDowntownin Grand Rapids(741Replies)
    On the other hand (or side of the street), theres celebration village, which in my opinion is absolutely horrible, has terrible parking (on street and behind buildings), so let's be careful what we wish for. I also agree with read on th...
  • New Construction and Renovations in the Heartside District
    Yesterday, 05:31 PMby SupercityGRin Grand Rapids(664Replies)
    Looks interesting  Better then a weedy parking lot
  • Two new residential projects for East Hills
    Yesterday, 01:34 PMby GRDadof3in Grand Rapids(64Replies)
    tSlater is right here.  It isn't the historic district that is the issue.  It's the houses that are in it.  Most of the houses in Heritage Hill are large, elaborate, and were never designed for affordable upkeep. Paintin...
  • Village of Orchard Hills and the Village at Knapp's Crossing
    Yesterday, 01:31 PMby GRDadof3in Grand Rapids(741Replies)
    This makes sense to me.   What do you think would best fit here?   A giant strip mall. I mean seriously, whether the buildings face each other or face the Beltline, what does it matter from a land use perspective. However,...
  • Village of Orchard Hills and the Village at Knapp's Crossing
    Yesterday, 10:27 AMby mpchicagoin Grand Rapids(741Replies)
    A trip down memory lane to see how this site plan as morphed:  http://www.urbanplan...ssing/?p=938278   This parcel is in the City of Grand Rapids.  I have a feeling that Suzanne Schulz & Co., aren't  just going t...
  • Creston Neighborhood
    Yesterday, 10:03 AMby tSlaterin Grand Rapids(20Replies)
    The designs look perfectly fine to me, I actually rather like the design of what's being proposed.
  • Village of Orchard Hills and the Village at Knapp's Crossing
    Yesterday, 09:38 AMby wingbertin Grand Rapids(741Replies)
     All that is left is to give it a goofy name to commemorate what was plowed under to make this (ex. Knapp's Orchard Retail Center), and you're done.   Well, in the spirit of the Downtown Market I think the development shoul...
  • Village of Orchard Hills and the Village at Knapp's Crossing
    Yesterday, 09:08 AMby MJLOin Grand Rapids(741Replies)
    I think maybe they realize that the lifestyle center "fad" has probably come and gone. That form of mall development didn't really change land use anywhere. Only a few of them had a residential component, which was maybe a fraction of...
  • Two new residential projects for East Hills
    Yesterday, 08:29 AMby x99in Grand Rapids(64Replies)
    I guess my issue with historic districts is that they are classist. Believe me, I love old architecture and the fabric that was created back before the automobile became dominant. But it seems to me that modern historic districts have...
  • Village of Orchard Hills and the Village at Knapp's Crossing
    Yesterday, 08:01 AMby GR_Urbanistin Grand Rapids(741Replies)
    Personally, I can't believe they didn't consult any of you in their design work, given your experience in developing large scale retail.   #bunchacomplainers.     You dont need experience to see that this is what was d...
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