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Gorath last won the day on October 8 2012

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  1. Just a wild guess, but the empty lot with the Bazzani sign? :-) https://goo.gl/maps/UQucYnc5n1E7TSMSA
  2. I don't know if it is true, but it may have been a velodrome.
  3. As Pattmost20 said. You can see it much better from this photo. The "fake window" to the right of the entrance is just painted on.
  4. They already built this exact building in Shakopee, Minnesota. https://www.ryancompanies.com/project/amazon-fulfillment-center Google Street View From the street view you will see that most of the second story windows are fake. Which will then become plainly obvious in the rendering submitted to Gains Township.
  5. PPG Place in Pittsburgh is bigger.
  6. As discgrab21 said Rosa Parks Circle has a public restroom building. As does Ah-Nab-Awen Park and Heartside Park. If you have the Artprize app the map on it can tell you which venues near you have restrooms open to the public. Or you can use the map at the Artprize website here. On the map click the gear and then check the box for Public Restrooms.
  7. It's measured from Grand Rapids City Hall. Quote from the All Columbus Data website, "One of the more interesting things the Census measures is the population from “City Hall”, or basically the population by a mile radius from the center of each city’s downtown. Since city boundaries come in all different sizes, this is a good way to compare urban populations. " Keep in mind that the data ignores city boundaries. Once you hit the 20 mile circle you're getting into places like Cedar Springs. Also this measurement of density can be a bit tricky when when you look at a place like Milwaukee that is next to a big lake. Or Detroit which has Windsor on the other side of the border that the Census doesn't count.
  8. Meijer owns the NE corner lot at Broadmoor & 68th Street.
  9. Is the existing terracotta band at the third floor in that bad of shape that it needs to be replaced? I'm just wondering why the rendering shows a different design from what is existing at the third floor. Also I'd like to point out, in the historic photo, there is very decorative parapet cornice that is no longer present on the building. Only the bottom half of it remains, and the rendering shows a new design in it's place. I know it's not a designated historic building, but it would be nice if those historic elements could be restored / rebuilt. With that said, I do like the look of the new entrance. Oh, and btw the rendering is not showing the traffic signal either.
  10. GrandLAN has announced on their Facebook page that they will be closing December 23.
  11. The skywalk is gone in the latest rendering. At least I think that is the latest rendering. There have been so many...
  12. I don't know about tunnels, but there was an old bridge that went over a canal that was buried under Michigan Street. From what I hear the bridge was removed when DeVos Place was built. This photo is from 1949 when it was used as underground parking. Mlive: 91 years of history: Key dates, backstory of Olds Manor, Rowe Hotel site
  13. The Keeler Building is up for sale. Downtown's last big vacant office building put up for sale
  14. He was asking 6 million. http://www.urbanplanet.org/forums/index.php/topic/116380-showgirls-galleria-on-market-ave-for-sale/ I doubt he got that much. I would guess it was sold for just under 3 million, but who knows. What is really surprising is that they want to do apartments/condos here. I for sure would have thought Founders wanted that land. The next Founders expansion is probably going to end up in an industrial park somewhere anyway.
  15. Ten years in the future, maybe even less then that, we will not be able to recognize this section of the Bridge Street corridor. Rockford Construction must have big plans for the area. DADDS Magic Bus and Limo – Property is for sale. Swift Printing – This is property owned by city commissioner Walt Gutowski. The walk-out basement of 443 Bridge is where The Sovengard is proposed to go. The Reinhart's own the Monte's and O'Toole's buildings and bars. I think they just own the Anchor Bar building, but I'm not sure. Rockford Berge is a joint company owned by Rockford Construction and Berge. Their offices are located on 36th street. Berge is a Spanish construction company that mostly is involved in infrastructure projects like ports, power facilities, etc. I think the Rockford Berge partnership started when they built a windfarm together. Four of the six remaining homes on Broadway just north of the proposed Sovengard are owner occupied. And north of 1st street four of the six unmarked properties are also owner occupied.
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