arcturus

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  1. People talking about Grand Rapids

    Unless the average price is over a million to begin with like #2 Santa Maria, CA. Those darn $800K homes are becoming a real eyesore.
  2. The "Affordable Housing" Discussion in GR

    Wait til we get confrontational Anti-Gentrifiers ... https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20171027/pilsen/anti-gentrifiers-say-new-pilsen-restaurant-puts-our-lives-danger/?utm_content=buffer6ac23&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=DNAinfoCHI
  3. People talking about Grand Rapids

    GR ranked #4 in percentage increase in home values in the past 3 years by realtor.com. https://www.realtor.com/news/trends/cities-best-price-appreciation/?cid=soc_shares_article_tw
  4. Shipping Containers as Homes

    Has anyone seen these first hand? Anything local? https://www.sgblocks.com/ https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/realestate/home-in-shipping-container.html?utm_content=bufferbd207&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/36827823/shipping-containers-are-the-new-housing-project-coming-to-tucson Edit: Sovengard?
  5. Lakeshore Projects

    Nice photo essay about Manistee on their web site ... https://northchannelbrewing.com/our-town Salt. Go figure.
  6. Transit Updates for Greater Grand Rapids

    Chapters of the Amalgamated Transit Union across the country have a long history of not making sense.
  7. How About a Tour of Switch?

    https://www.switch.com/schedule-a-tour/ I would be happy to organize but am out of state til late April.
  8. West Michigan/Grand Rapids Economy

    Construction, leisure & hospitality leading the way. Makes sense with all the hotel/motel/apartment construction.
  9. West Michigan/Grand Rapids Economy

    Fascinating look at where the jobs will and won't be. Be sure to read the projection tables ... Michigan has a tough task ahead. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/24/business/economy/future-jobs.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfront Go phlebotomists and bicycle repairers!
  10. Amazon looking for a city to put HQ2

    560 as of 2016 with a payroll most likely worth a few thousand Amazon jobs.
  11. Amazon looking for a city to put HQ2

    It didn't stop Seattle neighbor Boeing from relocating there. I'm giving them the edge simply because of this despite the corporate differences. Edit: Amazon has at least 2 .. maybe 3 HUGE fulfillment buildings either completed or under construction there. Not that they're putting them elsewhere.
  12. Amazon looking for a city to put HQ2

    Yet despite those facts the city has no less than 54 high-rises either under construction or mapped. https://chicago.curbed.com/maps/chicago-tower-highrise-construction-map The most intriguing to me is the former McDonald's HQ in Oak Brook.
  13. Amazon looking for a city to put HQ2

    What Chicago is offering. Damn! https://www.timeout.com/chicago/blog/the-10-sites-chicago-is-proposing-for-amazons-new-headquarters-102017
  14. People talking about Grand Rapids

    It hasn't gone unnoticed on Wall Street ... https://roboglobaletfs.com/ (disclaimer - I'm in the investment business)
  15. Grandville Castle Apartments

    How many more times do we need to listen to your dislike of it? Getting tiring.