droonus2000

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About droonus2000

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  1. droonus2000

    People talking about Grand Rapids

    I know...Austin and Fort Worth are building some great modern yet timeless projects. Ours just feel cheap compared to other cites.
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    Medical Mile/Michigan Street Developments

    I would hope they build it to add more parking or classrooms/offices. Much easier then buying more land, rewriting the neighborhood plan, or tearing down buildings. And why would the area need more than three large ramps?
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    Suburban Projects

    Does anyone know what is being built at the former Cinco De Mayo on Alpine?(3300 Alpine Nw) Former was demolished, looks to be three small spaces.
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    New projects on the West Side

    It looks like a banking office. Maybe Macatawa or Chemical Bank that often have larger loan office branches. Certainly a new look for the area.
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    Founders Brewing Company Expansions

    I think it would make more sense to build a ramp in the longrun. They have expanded at such a rapid rate, with few signs of slowing down. Build a 3-4 story ramp with ability to build higher if the need arose, and move on rather then continually searching for more surface lot space. Focus on growth rather then adjacent land deals. Unless the plan is to amass land for future building projects, but you still need parking somewhere.
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    Grandville Castle Apartments

    That's great! How have I never heard of this "extremely profitable" Michigan based chain? It's a match made in castle heaven.
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    New projects on the West Side

    I really like North Peak, their space in TC is great, and would love to get more of their beer in GR. But what's the point if Jolly Pumpkin is right across the street basically selling the same beer? It could be like New Holland, which is a showpiece for the brand as they try to compete on a more national level; this could be a regional showpiece for NP. Haven't been to Blue Tractor, but have heard good things. North Peak and Blue Tractor in TC are a relatively short walk, so why not have two of their brands here? Whatever it is 5 stories sounds great there.
  8. Eastern Market is fantastic! Have you seen the Z Deck in Detroit? I think it's the best parking ramp interior ever designed. I agree a lot of recent murals are safe. I wish developers or the city would hire internationally known artists and just say "do your thing". https://www.google.com/search?q=detroit+z+deck&prmd=sinv&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjT_MvMstXWAhVJ2oMKHZM_BPEQ_AUIEigC&biw=1024&bih=672&dpr=2
  9. That was my thinking too. Live Nation venues usually have great art inside and out. There is plenty inside here. Maybe it's just that manager. He said the LN person was very unpleasant to deal with, but Gilmore was ectastic.
  10. Tonight I talked to an artist painting a mural on the side of the venue. The same guy that did the angel across from RPC. Appearently, there is supposed to be multiple murals around the outside all being done during ArtPrize. He just got started yesterday due to beauracy between land managers. Gilmore loves it, Live Nation is pissed. Partly because that side is where buses have to park. So the artist has to move his crane van everyday. No idea what he is painting. He said abstract guitar. This is exactly what I wanted, some art to draw one though the ally, and something for hotel guests to look at in the future.
  11. droonus2000

    GVSU Downtown Development

    Why not simply mirror the existing building with something in the middle to break it up? Not the most exciting option, but better then what's here.
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    RFP - 201 Market

    Correct. They are generally pretty good. Hockey takes up roughly half the athletic budget. And about 80% of the sports passion. They also have a lot of golf and fundraising events to help fund the program. Back on topic, I pray whatever it built here fills the site well and adds some height. It irks me that the tallest building in that part of town is Founders. That close to the core, I don't want manufacturing being the talllest.
  13. Talked to a BOB employee a week ago, she had no idea. The last the employees she knew had heard was that it was to be built.
  14. droonus2000

    Wealthy Street Needed Renovations

    I was told yesterday that 758 Wealthy has a buyer, but final papers are not yet signed. The Great Lakes Commonworth of Letters has been told they need to find a new space.
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    Keeler Building - 56 North Division

    My cousins children attended a daycare on the north side of Chicago with no outdoor play area, and the elementary school they now attend has a very small playground. Though both schools are academically rigorous, so not the best example. Does GRCC still have a playground on Fountain? Or did that get changed with the new building? I agree not the best uses for the building. Mixed income, with retail would be my ideal.