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  1. Like like they're pouring some sort of basement level concrete.. maybe the base of an elevator shaft? Really close to cherry & ionia
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    New projects in Monroe North

    That kinda looks like fun.
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    Breton Village

    That's a lot of bathrooms.
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    The "Affordable Housing" Discussion in GR

    This is exactly the type of innovation / approach I was just telling people we need to help bring more affordable housing to the market more quickly. Now if only this were done on a larger scale. Thank you for being awesome.
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    Suburban Projects

    That explains why it felt like I had just stepped back into the 80s/90s when I visited that mall. I kind of hope it gets just the right balance of maintenance so that it never gets a makeover and can survive long enough to be appreciated as a retro place.
  6. Even more spots than that if you include small buildings without much historic value that could be razed, and parking ramps that could be rebuilt with towers on top of them. Plus there's a lot of smaller lots that could still hold buildings of significant height.
  7. Some taller buildings would help alleviate that, but then we're back to the tall buildings vs. streetscapes matter again. Really I think a little bit of all really play into it. We do need more of all of it. (Maybe not so much the highway thing, just in certain parts. While we're at it, some longer on-ramps on 131 sure would be nice and make me not afraid I'm going to crash into the wall one of these days)
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    ArtPrize - Grand Rapids

    The in-between reminds me of, a couple years before ArtPrize, Downtown was filled with those one sculptures of the people with sphere heads... one of them is still on display at the Meijer Gardens. I rather miss that, although it should be something more interest-catching to draw more people in than that did.
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    Warner Tower - Lyon and Ottawa

    That would certainly do it. How did I miss that news?
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    Warner Tower - Lyon and Ottawa

    This morning they had Ottawa completely closed between Lyon &pearl even though the road through there seemed empty. No warning signs about the closure being ahead, though, and Ottawa just northwas reduced down to only one lane right before the intersection, with people sneaking through the cones to make a left turn anyway. Lyon was completely backed up from the surprise detour traffic. That intersection was in chaos, felt like a road in New Delhi. Any idea when it will open back up?
  11. I think what we need more than skyscrapers right now is a solid downtown retail scene. I get that Holland and Grand Haven are popular tourist areas, but considering all the hotels downtown now I don't think we can use that as an excuse anymore. They shouldn't have a stronger downtown retail corridor than we do.
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    Grandville Castle Apartments

    If only!
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    New 13 story hotel at 10 Ionia

    I think this actually looks even better than the last seen renderings. Well done.
  14. Looks like they might be assembling some sort of crane today. Not a tower crane of course, but I saw them moving some sort of piece of metal that looked like a crane arm. Dark blackish brown in color. Traffic is too smooth on Ionia; couldn't get a picture.
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    Warner Tower - Lyon and Ottawa

    Last I looked at it, it felt like it had another floor to go on the elevator shaft; maybe waiting for the floors to catch up before topping it off for stability? But that was a while ago, and I could have been wrong.