jthrasher

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  1. Grandville Castle Apartments

    So hideous.
  2. Wealthy Street Needed Renovations

    The house I'm flipping will be essentially brand new, except for the foundation and basement. There will be no other house in the neighborhood like it because it won't have wildly overpriced upkeep costs. They may be a house but they are horrible investments.
  3. Wealthy Street Needed Renovations

    I love seeing this area develop. Especially since I'm flipping a house on Charles. A house on Logan was just flipped and sold for 199,900 before it even hit the market. The house I'm flipping on Charles st. will sell for more. The Wealthy St. area can definitely support that price point.
  4. Wealthy Street Needed Renovations

    That looks great! I love those 3 little streets and love the idea of development. Most of the homes are in need of some work but with some work, that little community back there could be really fun. Do you know who the developer/builder is?
  5. Grandville Castle Apartments

    My thoughts exactly! If that history is accurate, it feels like history is repeating. Totally understand that and I completely agree, I just hate this style.
  6. Grandville Castle Apartments

    We'll have to disagree to disagree because I've seen it done and work in other cities. There's a massive lack of creativity in apartment buildings, I'll give you that, I just think this design is ultra cheesy and theme parkish, not classy and beautiful.
  7. Grandville Castle Apartments

    And my issue with Icon on Bond isn't so much that it's ugly but rather that its a waste of potential that location could've been.
  8. Grandville Castle Apartments

    Resorting to name calling now eh? How big of you. Especially from a mod. I wish I would've known about the public meetings about this project because yeah, I would've riled people up. Apparently this community doesn't care about hideous buildings that are doomed to become abandoned epic failures. And obviously I'm not the only one who thinks this development is a joke based on some of the comments in this thread and conversations I've had with others both on and offline. Your whole Gary/Hammond comment only proves my point but I digress.
  9. Grandville Castle Apartments

    Oh please!!! you've got to be kidding me. You apparently wouldn't know good looking architecture if it smacked you in the face. If the castle was actually built like a real castle and not a giant square building with fake looking turrets and windows to make it appear castle like, I might agree with you but all this is is EXACTLY what you say you're against. All it is is a giant square building with faux looking castle like features. Not to mention when it's finished it will look like it was built yesterday and not 100 years ago. ICON on bond was one of the ugliest looking new builds in recent years. There have been many others but at least they fit in and aren't super cheesy like this faux castle. the steel mills aren't even in Illinois so if that's people's first impression of Chicago, they need geography lessons. The beautiful skyline of Chicago is most people's first impression of that city cause you can see it from miles away. So even IF you see the steel mills, you see the skyline as well.
  10. GVSU Downtown Development

    I think something like that would be great along that proposed development along the river/Market Ave. where the "mystery development" was supposed to be.
  11. Grandville Castle Apartments

    That doesn't mean it's not an eyesore. With that logic, let's just build lots of hideous buildings around the area. As long as nobody can see then from their houses, it's all fine. One of the first things people will see when driving to GR from Chicago or from anywhere via 196 will be a giant cheesy castle. That's a great first impression. As a designer and lover of GOOD architecture, I'm livid.
  12. Grandville Castle Apartments

    This whole thing pisses me off on so many levels. I seriously can not believe this was approved. Was there ever an opportunity for local residents to see the plans and voice concerns or opinions? Who are the city officials in charge of approving these things? It's going to be a giant eyesore for decades.
  13. Wealthy Street Needed Renovations

    Did anyone else see that 616-626 Wealthy is listed for sale? $695,000
  14. Wealthy Street Needed Renovations

    I understand the need for the HPC but sometimes, in special cases like this, I find them to be a huge hindrance to something that could be really great. What would be wrong with a completely modern building in this space? Yeah, it would stand out like a sore thumb but that's the point! Sometimes a contrast of old with new can be really beautiful. I think something modern could be a big boost to the neighborhood. Most of the time rebuilt structures made to look original do anything but look original and typically look horrible and stand out in a bad way.
  15. Grandville Castle Apartments

    I seriously can't believe this project is happening. w.....t.....f