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  1. Grandville Castle Apartments

    Well said I rest my case. He said exactly what I said, just worded it differently.
  2. Grandville Castle Apartments

    I know they were my words, I just don’t get how “jealousy “ was interpreted from that. My feelings and the feelings of everyone I’ve spoken to about it have been anger and frustration that this project was ever approved. The words were meant to portray the developers thought process or what it seems his thought process was, intended or not.
  3. Grandville Castle Apartments

    What??? Um, no, not in the least. I think you've misunderstood or are drawing your own conclusions. People are mad that the city rushed this through and because it's a HORRIBLE design and location. I'm not mad because he's a rich guy. I aspire to be him someday, just more classy and considerate about what I build and where.
  4. Grandville Castle Apartments

    Everyone I've talked to about it, hates it because it's a hideous massive eyesore. It may be convenient because it's close to the highway but it also is surrounded by industry and wasteland, not the prettiest location for an apartment building, let alone a giant castle. If this thing ever gets finished I would bet someday they'll put a stop light at the entrance even though the Wilson stop light is like 600 feet away. Grand Rapids LOVES to stack their stop lights so close together. Forget about planning to avoid that, stop lights are the answer to everything. This project was all about someone with so much money he didn't know what to do with and he wanted to make sure everyone knew it. "Look at me. Everyone said I can't do it but I'll prove them wrong. I don't care if I fail and it sits empty for years. I don't care about how it looks or what others will think about it."
  5. Grandville Castle Apartments

    It’s not just Millennials, everyone I know hates this thing. I honestly have never spoken to someone that likes it or is happy about it.
  6. Grandville Castle Apartments

    Fox 17 reported that MIOSHA is opening an investigation in this development. That’s basically all that was said and that MIOSHA wouldn’t comment on why. Apparently this development is WAY behind schedule. Surprise surprise. I’ve always thought this development was destined for failure. Is this the beginning of the end?
  7. RFP - 201 Market

    It's not the developers responsibility to move services of the city. If the city wants to sell that land, they have to relocate any services on their own and not expect to have someone else pay for that.
  8. People talking about Grand Rapids

    they couldn't have chosen a worse photo to show GR
  9. RFP - 201 Market

    I was hoping for lots of pedestrian walkways with shops, restaurants and bars like these renderings. Granted these buildings appear to be old and renovated but still, something like this would be awesome. There NEEDS to be more retail downtown with serious retail players. Including a hotel and apartments would be awesome.
  10. RFP - 201 Market

    here's a higher quality version of that image. I love the buildings in this rendering. What I don't love is the lack of interaction with the river. Places to stand and watch or fish aren't enough. I was hoping for more of a promenade with shops. restaurants and cafes along the river front, not a street.
  11. Gaslight Village

    Couldn’t agree more.
  12. Grandville Castle Apartments

    It seems like construction has been at a stand still lately. I’ve only driven by it a few time this month but nothing appears to have changed in a while. Still only one blue turret roof. Is this project already a bust?
  13. Grandville Castle Apartments

    So hideous.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.