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  1. Reminds me of the Charleston vs. North Charleston relationship... Like Holland, Charleston has all the waterfront & historic property, higher ed institutions, while North Charleston is more industrial and stuck inland. That being said, whereas Holland has always been majority white, Charleston had a major gentrification shift that reversed the city's demographics from majority black to majority white, sending its lower income residents to the suburbs. It's left an even more stark disparity between the two cities. Also how about Ann Arbor vs. Ypsilanti? I was on another forum (not UP
  2. As one who lives on the West Coast, I can attest to this. Many people have difficulty separating the rest of Michigan from Detroit. But keep in mind outside of Urban Planet forums most people don't really have a good sense of geography or find comparing cities as fascinating as we do. That being said I don't think there's anything to read into here. GR's had its share of positive stories already so I don't think it's a big deal it missed one. There's a lot of cities poised to recover quickly so WSJ had a lot to choose from. They clearly intentionally wanted three areas in disparate r
  3. I tried putting Buc-ee's in my old fashioned and it was terrible. But then again I prefer a drier gasoline.
  4. Here: https://www.urbanplanet.org/forums/topic/117687-population-growth/page/6/#comments
  5. +1. The building design is very "Medical Mile Chic" plunked straight from Michigan Street, but I like the way it's situated. Monroe will have a more fully developed streetwall facing the river... and with this many employees being added to the area I hope the potential for liner development is there. LOL, what's with all the skyscraper silhouettes in the backgrounds of these renderings? It's like Belknap has been terraformed into Milwaukee.
  6. If that is true, this person is worse than Azzar, which is not something I thought I would ever say.
  7. OR it could be a tag by the notorious "Thornapple Whole Foods Boyz" that terrorize the Kentwood streets. Either seems likely, IMO.
  8. It's a bunch of interconnected small towns that add up to a lot of people in the region. Their CSA includes Spartanburg and Clemson, and it's actually slightly larger than GR's CSA.
  9. Pretty good burger but not life-changing. Actually I don't think it's all that gimmicky... Other than a few references to movies on the walls, the ambiance is similar to other trendy fast casual joints. Personally I prefer Shake Shack or Five Guys, but YMMV. Will be a good addition for downtown. Hopefully it will endure longer than Bagger Dave’s
  10. Back to the historical question, I don't know the answer, but here are two things that were happening back then: 1) The steamboats of the era shut down because they went out of business, not because they couldn't navigate the river. They were made obsolete by interurban rail (yeah, we used to have that), which itself was made obsolete about twenty years later when cars and buses took over. If steamboats were still a viable business after 1910, they could have maintained the infrastructure to keep the river navigable, but they didn't. 2) Back then river was muddier & stinkier d
  11. Oh good catch. That's actually Leonard Street Bridge.
  12. For any who are interested, here's a shot of the Coldbrook Pumping Station, dated 1911 (year it was built): http://www.historygrandrapids.org/architecture/799/coldbrook-pumping-station-and- Here's a shot of the inside layout: http://www.historygrandrapids.org/photo/237/coldbrook-pumping-station Here's the old pumping station (that this building replaced in 1911): https://www.facebook.com/CityofGrandRapids/photos/a.349475128433764/2008023772578883/?type=3
  13. Ok, now THAT is a cool idea.
  14. Thought the proposed sites for the soccer stadium were interesting. Big fan of the Padnos site (as we've discussed here before). Hadn't thought of Wealthy/Grandville area... Putting a stadium there makes sense to me, but I hope they don't tear down the Century Antiques warehouse for it. I don't like the northern site by YMCA... Feel that land is better utilized for other development. The one I really don't get is the Butterworth Street site, that seems to be on top of the Goei Center. That block isn't very wide, and I don't think you'd be able to fit a stadium any bigger than House
  15. I remember Woodland Mall announcing they had designs on bringing in Shake Shack as part of their renovation. There weren't any open yet in Michigan at that point, but since then they've opened in Detroit and Ann Arbor (grumble ). I agree this would be a better location. They can leave their trash craft beer in Brooklyn though
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