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tSlater last won the day on May 1 2013

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  1. I've got a meeting that could go as late as 12:30 and so might not be able to make it. Bummer :C Gives me a sad.
  2. Downtown Market/Meijer now supports MPerks
  3. I would love to learn about modular construction!
  4. Oh that was more than several years ago. So long ago I had to spend a few moments trying to remember that I actually did. Maybe I could start it up again.
  5. I'm exactly the same. Don't care for rock climbing at all yet spent an hour yesterday searching around google maps. Nothing.
  6. The round sign reminds me of those round lamps atop old gas pumps.
  7. This is why I'll be soon looking to own a home outside of the city. I want to live in the city, but I think I value my freedom to have my home as I see fit more. And the numbers are just so much better outside the city.
  8. The retail scene. We lost Schuler's, and as the city has grown the potential for Downtown retail still has not been realized. I think the city really needs to get serious on this issue and work towards solutions. Downtown is still just a glorified food court, but now with craft beer. The city's handling of parking. It feels like the idealism of a perfect city where nobody drives in a grand new urbanist utopia has been getting in the way of the realistic needs of the city and the people who live and work in the city. Less surface lots is a good thing, but there needs to be more ramps especially for leased spaces for office workers, and new projects with several tens of apartment units going in with very little to no parking spaces seems to be all too common.
  9. Yes. The street trees also provide an excellent way of making the street feel narrower than it really is.
  10. In addition to these, Tesla showrooms sound unlikely also. Last year they were going to close all of the showrooms, but ultimately decided just to scale them back, especially in areas in which they aren't allowed to sell from the showroom (see: Michigan.)
  11. Correct > Lyon Square - Nothing Happens Partial > Calder Plaza - Plans are made toward the end of the year but confidence in anything actually happening is low. Incorrect > RDV moves into new building but cosmetic upgrades are really minor. Partial. Not topped out yet but is looking as good as the rendering so far. > Hinman Tower tops out. It looks just as good as the rendering. ??? Fears of a recession toward the end of the year result in the Market project being scaled back or cancelled. ??? Moderate-to-large residential developments continue in the suburbs and get little to no attention here until forum-goers stumble upon them by chance. Correct > Convention Center Hotel moves forward, but veeeeery slooooooowly. Correct > Library parking ramp gets decided, but no ground moving yet. Incorrect > Another attempt is made at the Keeler. Incorrect > A moderately-sized development is proposed along Division. Incorrect > A moderately-sized development is proposed in the Market District, probably as a conversion of one of the old factory buildings on Godfrey or Century into apartments. Incorrect > 196/96/Beltline and bridge over Grand River construction results in massive traffic backups and congestion, and demand for better infrastructure gets much louder, especially with commuters from Ada, Cascade, and Rockford being affected. Talks about mass transit options for these corridors arises with commuter trains that probably won't ever happen, or an east-side BRT-lite like Silver Line in cooperation with Spectrum. Correct > Post Office still sits. Incorrect > Chunks of land between Wealthy and Franklin are demolished for parking lots. Incorrect > Chunks of land on the West Side are demolished for parking lots. Incorrect > Chunks of land on the north side of 96 are demolished for parking lots. Incorrect > Another development is proposed in the Michigan St. corridor, or north of 96 not necessarily in Belknap. Correct > Panda Express attempts another location near Woodland. Incorrect > Chik-Fil-A attempts another location on Alpine. Correct > White Castle still is not here. Correct > Whole Foods still is not here. Correct > Groundbreaking for MSU Research Facility. It looks cool, but not super cool. Incorrect > Frustrated by parking and 96 congestion from construction, another Downtown office moves to the burbs, possibly near Ada. Incorrect > Rockford acquires more land and announces another development for its westside, but no renderings or additional information are available. Correct > Whitmer tries to fix the damn roads, but gridlock in the legislature gets in the way. Correct > Spectrum announces a new building. Incorrect > A small development is proposed in Burton Heights with LIHTC. Correct > Still no IKEA, and thus I will continue to have strong desires for swedish meatballs. 11/25. Any of my correct/incorrects incorrect? I really want some damn meatballs.
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