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    Division / Wealthy and ICCF

    So this is a little obscure but I saw this pic on a friend’s Instagram post and figured this is about as close as we are going to get for now for a rendering of the seven story senior living center on Division. I’m sure it’ll change but I think it is pretty nice for the spot as is. Sorry for the odd pic - it’s about as good as we are going to get for now.
  2. Two things - first - I'm so glad you posted this because I took a picture this morning but didn't want to bog this thread down with my own posts every time I saw a change on the site...haha... Second - they actually decorated the Christmas tree and at night when you're driving through downtown it's actually really cool with it's lights and whatnot. I wasn't surprised to see a tree up there but I was surprised to see that they decorated it.
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    New projects on the West Side

    I couldn't remember if this topic had its own thread or not, but the Consumers HQ(2? hehe) project is still a go and planning to break ground in the first quarter of 2019. It sure would be nice to see some site plans and renderings. https://www.grbj.com/articles/92186-consumers-spotlights-renewable-energy
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    Keeler Building - 56 North Division

    Yeah we did! I'm "a man of the cloth" as they say so I took a role at Fountain Street Church just before deciding to sell. We loved owning and running the store but we are starters, so it isn't impossible that something else won't be in the works, though more likely partnering with other businesses/models. This town was so good to us for the two years we ran that store and so far it's been great to the new owner.
  5. I walk past this every day and it is actually really surprising how much changes even by the day. They really are moving along with it and I will try to do better about documenting it because it is just starting to get to the point where you can feel the excitement of having several new buildings suddenly here!
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    Keeler Building - 56 North Division

    They FINALLY opened Fountain Street back up, as well as new sidewalk on Fountain Street. They have also removed the fencing and concrete barricade along Division and appear to be finishing that sidewalk stretch up as well. I work next door at Fountain Street Church and they've been telling us for MONTHS that they were going to be done any day now, so it is nothing short of a miracle that they are actually wrapping this project up. As for the actual Keeler? Who even knows...
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    DeVos Family Headquarters (Old 5/3 building)

    I would love to see this become some kind of cool boutique hotel brand with a couple of cool bars/venue spaces. They could even have their guests use the MVP. I can dream.
  8. So I know there is a thread that talks about the 5/3 building/campus, but I could not find it and as this project moves forward, it may need its own thread now that it will be it's own project. I will be really curious to see what the design looks like sans the facade, a new entrance on Monroe, etc. It doesn't say anything about ground floor retail use but it sure would be nice to see something on the ground floor. https://www.woodtv.com/news/grand-rapids/devos-family-buys-old-fifth-third-building-in-gr/1636548425
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    Michigan Street/Midtown Neighborhood Development

    That's been in the works for a while and discussed on here. My next-door neighbor is a partner with Cherry Street Capital and so I've known about this project for a little while but it's pretty vanilla as far as development goes around here. I guess more housing is helpful.
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    Wealthy Street Mega Thread

    Preliminary design for "Wild Bunch" site, to be reviewed by the HPC. It's a great start.
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    Village of Ada - Complete Makeover

    I had heard for some time that a boutique hotel was in the works. Another great addition to this project! https://www.woodtv.com/news/kent-county/cityflats-plans-new-hotel-for-ada-village/1620935442
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    Wealthy Street Mega Thread

    Not a great photo but as you can see, nothing on the sign. I asked someone yesterday who I thought surely would have seen something and he said he has yet to see anything as far as drawings.
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    New projects in Monroe North

    I agree. I have heard from countless people that have gone to RPC and either wait an insane amount of time OR leave because it was so busy. It's actually really great there will be another one.
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    New projects in Monroe North

    Nope they're all set up and scheduled for Rosa Park Circle. Just walked through today and I've seen DGRI posting about the rink open at RPC soon.