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joeDowntown last won the day on April 11 2012

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    Architecture, Urban Development, Soccer, Marketing - Marketing, Soccer, Urban Development, Architecture.

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  1. joeDowntown

    Grandville Castle Apartments

    Interesting article about the Castle, and opposing views:’s-dream-for-luxury-living Joe
  2. joeDowntown

    Wealthy Street Mega Thread

    I say good riddance to the guy. It's a fine space, in a great location. Someone will step up to the plate (I loved their food, but the guy is a creep). Joe
  3. joeDowntown

    36th Street GM stamping plant site to be redeveloped

    Local company, or someone from outside of GR? Joe
  4. joeDowntown

    36th Street GM stamping plant site to be redeveloped

    Do tell. Rhymes with... ? LOL. Any idea of a timeline for an announcement? Joe
  5. joeDowntown

    Amazon looking to build in GR metro

    Think they’ll consider more offramps for m6? It seems like they are few and far between. I thought they had planned more during design, but scaled back. My memory is a bit fuzzy on that one. Joe
  6. joeDowntown

    Lakeshore Projects

    I'm excited about this project. Spring Lake could be a cool little town, but most people just fly by on their way to Grand Haven. I think this could be a big catalyst for other development. Very cool. Joe
  7. Is Pioneer building all of the buildings, or is there a mix of construction companies? It's crazy when you realize 5-6 buildings going up at one time. The logistics have to be insane. And BTW @ironyisadeadscene, great pics (as always). Joe
  8. joeDowntown

    Calder PLAZA to get makeover

    Looks like they are going to redo Calder Plaza in phases. First phase will be the southeastern portion and will include a new building for a cafe/restaurant: Joe
  9. Nice photos @54equalsunity! Joe
  10. joeDowntown

    Diamond Place at the Proos Site

    Seriously? Wow, I just assumed. Seems like a lost golden opportunity...
  11. joeDowntown

    Diamond Place at the Proos Site

    I think it’s great that two local companies stepped it up, took a risk, and are giving a lot of options that have been missing from downtown and surrounding areas I assume Bridge Street Market will have a pharmacy, which will be a huge improvement for downtown. Way to go local companies! Joe
  12. joeDowntown

    New projects on the West Side

    I never knew that. What a cool feature! Thanks!
  13. joeDowntown

    Diamond Place at the Proos Site

    I agree. It’s a bit weird having a Drive-Thru KFC right next to a mixed use “urban” development. Most of Michigan is weird until you start going up the hill. We ate at 7 Monks the other day (best fried dill pickles ever BTW), and the area has a sort of an identity crisis. Part of it feels like it’s close to the core city, the other part feels like you are on 28th street west of 131. I hope they figure it out and the area gets its own neighborhood feel. Joe
  14. joeDowntown

    Diamond Place at the Proos Site

    Drop it dude. I really don’t understand what axe you have to grind with me, but it’s exhausting. Pardon me if I try to keep things a bit positive, and keep things on topic. I am a moderator after all. If you want to troll, go to Mlive or Salon. I’m sure someone will welcome you with open arms. Now back to our discussion. Joe