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  1. Please tell us that the Plant Parlor across the street is just moving, and there is not going to be two plant stores within a couple hundred feet of each other.
  2. Ok. But I’m curious why you think so. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Redevelopment is good idea, but it might be a bit tricky since the buildings/property is not owned by a single entity. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Mandating a percentage of affordable housing in a development is also known as "inclusionary zoning." While i also think it sounds like a great idea, it is illegal in the state of Michigan. State law would need to change to have something like in Boulder. Also, from what i understand with the point system that is used to allocate LIHTC grants, it is MUCH easier for a developer to do 40 units of low income all in one building than to do a mix of low income and market rate. It sound like this is one of the few projects where that extra effort was put in.
  5. Does anybody know What’s this Thing on top of the light pole being installed at the corner of wealthy and fuller? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Wow! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I heard yesterday that the main issue with the #19 now is that The Rapid does not have enough busses to ideally handle all the riders during peak times Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Looks like their original fence design was a bit more modern ( more narrow horizontal fence pickets), while what ended up putting up more closely matches what was there on historical pictures. below is a pic from the packet In other related news, looks like Paul Lee and co are looking at a demo permit for house directly behind (north) of Donkey. Wonder what they have planned . . . .
  9. My dog thought the “lawn” was interesting too. It does look nice. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. “Medicaid doesn't cover prescription drugs last I knew, leaving the financial burden on the patient. “ Medicaid covers prescriptions https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71547_4860-380454--,00.html Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I'm not sure how many people went to the open house they hosted at Fulton manor last week, but I did and here are the numbers i heard: -While the maximum number of families are 116, they will start with about 40 and expect a maximum of about 80 - The average stay for a family in this program is about 20 days - 78% of the family are single female headed households - 60% of the people are children, and 65% of those children are under 6 years old - 70% of the families have income/jobs - 20% of families drive their own cars. Most take public transportation - There is a curfew, and no-one who doesn't live or work in the building is allowed in or out. 24/7 security is there to ensure that. - A common scenario for these families is a mother and children escaping domestic violence -90% of families exit to permanent housing. Not all the previous resident rooms are going to be used. The project is only going to use a portion of building And its not just one organization running this. Family Promise, ICCF, Salvation Army, Mel Trotter, Degage, City of Grand Rapids, Kent County, GR area coalition to end homelessness, United way, MI Dhss, and various other community foundation are lending support. The majority of individual letters to the commission offered support. Also, Eastown and Midtown neighborhood associations, Aquinas, Abney academy, and neighborhood churches supported. I don't live right next to the property, but i live close. I would be happy to live next door. I really don't see much difference between this and having several hundred elderly people living here- except less traffic.
  12. Any updates on the former Marie Catribs? I thought we we would have heard an announcement by now. But the place just sits . . . Dark, lonely, with all the chairs on the tables Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Mbiz recently moved some of their offices to wealthy st. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Yeah, but since the last purchase, there has been tons of work done to the main floor and apartments upstairs. The sale includes all the equipment and the liquor license. I’m guessing he has about 1.5m into it already Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. yeah but only Repolite sells Repcolite paint no more driving to the edges of town i'm thrilled!
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