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  1. Grandville Castle Apartments

    PPG Place in Pittsburgh is bigger.
  2. A Grand Vision 2.0

    Doesn't the city want to extend Seward to all the way to Wealthy through the Padnos site?
  3. I'm just confused because none of them say "Bank Branch". Or does that fall under "Retail"?
  4. Neither building is listed as historic. But SHPO for some reason has web pages for each building. Old Kent Building Built in 1965, the "Old Kent Building" is over 50 years old. It now qualifies for consideration as historic according to the Secretary of the Interior. Michigan Consolidated Gas Building This building will be 50 years old next year. The architect for the MichCon Building is Daverman Associates, same as the Old Kent Building. The SHPO page also lists Minoru Yamasaki & Associates as an architect. I have no idea to what extent Minoru Yamasaki had a role, if any, in its design. I doubt CWD is going to try to get them listed as historic. I also don't think they will tear them down. But they may do some major exterior changes like they are now doing with the Calder Building. And I also doubt the HPC will try to assert themselves here without being asked by CWD. Not after that fiasco with the farmhouse on Lake Michigan Drive.
  5. ArtPrize - Grand Rapids

    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.
  6. Population Growth

    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.
  7. Meijer owns the NE corner lot at Broadmoor & 68th Street.
  8. Keeler Building - 56 North Division

    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.
  9. "3100 Flats" - Knapp Street NE

    "Doug Todd of Berkshire Hathaway represented American Kendall Properties." This apartment project is a Warren Buffett development?
  10. Keeler Building - 56 North Division

    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. 83 Monroe Center - City Flats Hotel

    City Flats is adding 20 more hotel rooms. Rapid Growth: CityFlatsHotel announces plans for more hotel rooms at salon, event space opening in downtown GRThe story doesn't say where the rooms will be located, but I assume it will be in 77 Monroe.
  13. Rowe Hotel- Olds Manor

    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
  14. I'm just speculating, but It was Mark Sellers (Hopcat, GRBC, Stellas, etc.) that sold the land to 616. If I remember correctly, Mark wanted to build a restaurant there, but decided that he didn't want to be a developer/building owner. So if there is a restaurant going in there I'd give it a good chance that Mark Sellers would be the operator. However it doesn't seem like Mark to have not announced what it would be.
  15. Keeler Building - 56 North Division

    The Keeler Building is up for sale. Downtown's last big vacant office building put up for sale