RegalTDP

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  1. Diamond Place at the Proos Site

    Just want to make an observation about Glendale, CA (where I live). Over here we're in a housing boom right now too, and a lot of the new buildings remind me of the stuff going vertical in GR. Some examples of the new buildings around Glendale's Central Ave: Link: https://goo.gl/maps/55cnMtQ2tcU2 Link: https://goo.gl/maps/BqHiHbjMhQt Link: https://goo.gl/maps/GWYXxMoWu5v I threw in the links in case you feel like swiveling the camera around - it's block after block of this stuff, and they've all been built within the past four years. A few of them have balconies, at least. Sorry moderators, I know this isn't the California forum, but I thought it was relevant. It's not just GR that's doing this. Maybe cheap design is just indicative of the boom times we live in? Some of the new buildings in LA are really nice, but most of them just look like these. And somehow Glendale ended up with all the bland stuff.
  2. Who's Done This?

    I don't know why you think GR has it so bad. I really don't
  3. Who's Done This?

    Try pulling this stunt in 7x as much traffic and you'd have an LA driver Problem fixed: Just put in some delineators in between the main roadway and the weaving lanes. There's even a separation, which makes me wonder if that was part of the plan originally. Now they can't cut across anymore. Easy day.
  4. RFP - 201 Market

    Is a soccer stadium really the "worst kept secret" that started this whole discussion though? No one's actually confirmed that yet.
  5. How will the downtown apartment market shake out?

    Congratulations, BTW
  6. Grand Rapids Airport (GRR) News and Developments

    Wow. That looks great!
  7. Last we heard, it's in pieces, sitting in storage somewhere: http://www.mlive.com/artprize/index.ssf/2014/05/artprize_2010s_steampig_experiment_will_fly_again_in_locally_produced_film.html EDIT: Also, regarding the film, its Facebook Page says it will be showing at ArtPrize this year.
  8. I don't think that'll qualify for LIHTC but you might be able to capture some Brownfield credits, or else have your brother's backyard declared an NEZ. Did anyone say "Game-changer"? When will we see renderings?
  9. New projects in Monroe North

    Amen. If buildings could speak...
  10. That, and some others that I found which match the same LLC naming convention as the Amplify GR properties:
  11. Madison / Cottage Grove area: Boston Square: I think I found the missing two: 1110 Evergreen and 226 Eugene. The LLCs listed as owners for these parcels are the same as the parcels they border. They are included in the map above.
  12. Warner Tower - Lyon and Ottawa

    You're right! They'll be walking up and down Lyon. We gotta do something about that stone wall!
  13. Closing streets for the Grand Prix is not the same thing as closing streets for a bike race [EDITED FOR WINGBERT ]. I remember reading about what they had to do last time. They needed to individually forklift over a thousand concrete barriers, which weighed over 9000 pounds each, to line the course, then place miles of cables and fencing on top. Then they had to weld all the manhole covers down into the street to keep them from flying off during the race. Then they built the grandstands, skyways, etc. IIRC it took about a week to prepare the whole course, as they were closing off traffic to different portions gradually. Then the week after the race, they had to reset everything. I don't remember what condition the roads were in before the race, i.e. if they had to be resurfaced, or what - but yeah, the road had to be in good shape, and had to fit certain sloping & crowning specs. I imagine if it were coming back today, there'd have to be some work done. It's doable. Other cities do it. Long Beach has done it every year since 1975, and it's fantastic. Would love to see it come back to GR myself. But, larger cities than GR or Long Beach have hosted street circuit races that folded; I think successful races tend to be the exceptions. It's no wonder with over 100,000 in attendance both years, the West MI Grand Prix still couldn't get a corporate sponsor. This is a much bigger beast than a simple road closure, and I can understand why it's difficult to line up sponsorships or make the logistics work.
  14. Wealthy Street Needed Renovations

    Nice! I like it. Was wondering how far down the block this will go. I'm thinking this will fill the entire space between Logan and the alley across from Bemis? 501 and 505 are owned by "Restoration Row LLC." ICCF owns 511, 513, and 750 Logan. So correct me if I'm wrong, it looks like they'll be tearing down what's standing on 505 and 513 Eastern and building over all 5 parcels. As much as I like this development, I'm sorry to lose 513 Eastern - I wonder if it isn't worth saving?