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  1. RFP - 201 Market,-city-protocol-with-201-market-redevelopment Just the usual politics in things like this.
  2. I added in the additional details for each plan. This is really cool actually.
  3. 50 Monroe to get de-skinned?

    OK then nobody says it.
  4. Wow, those are cool! They've apparently been working on this idea for a while.
  5. That's a great spot for a ramp. There are actually people on FB coming out against building a ramp though, any ramp.
  6. Michigan Street Corridor Development

    In the narrative it sounded like this would be the end of the Laker Line.
  7. 50 Monroe to get de-skinned?

    Exactly, that's what I'm saying. The chances that there will be a building next door to cover up the side brick is slim to none. Even a modern building, if built on the lot, would probably not abut the existing brick buildings.
  8. 50 Monroe to get de-skinned?

    I kept waiting for the picture of when it looked better. I think sandstone looks good restored and obviously not painted, but blanched/bleached out brick doesn't look great to me, unless it's part of the overall aethetic (mixed with some very modern touches). I don't see that happening with this project at 50 Monroe. Maybe I could be convinced...
  9. One Fulton Square (at Carlton)

    I love this spot. If they ever switched to condos I'd probably look at buying one (to rent out).
  10. 50 Monroe to get de-skinned?

    You must not hang around with suburban high schoolers. I mean, I would hope not anyway, lol. I have to.
  11. 50 Monroe to get de-skinned?

    Totally agree. You take that money and buy a couple of new boats and a private island in FIJI and it will just get chopped up by your family after you die. No legacy. I ASSUME that they're going to paint much of that brick, like they did the side of the Trade Center Building? And then have an artist/muralist restore the ads? At least the ads that are a little more historic in nature. Chic Cosmetology is a business still running today and not a tenant, so it might get axed/painted over?
  12. Keeler Building - 56 North Division

    I think a very similar project to this would be the Klingman warehouse renovation, which was done by a very experienced developer (Bob Jacobson). It too was layered with federal and state historic tax credits, MSHDA LIHTC tax credits, and a number of other tax credits. I don't think the total reached anywhere near 50% of the projects cost. And like you said, MSHDA only has so much to award. The best thing to do on this, if this developer is allowed to move forward, is cap the number of units that will be "income restricted." 30 - 40% tops. If that disrupts their financing "house of cards" than so be it, it wasn't meant to be.
  13. Keeler Building - 56 North Division

    $20 million in tax credits they're going to sell for a $42 million project? Half the project funded by tax credits? This has to be a joke and I hope the city's attorney digs into this proposal and this fly-by-night West Michigan Housing Alliance before any tax credits are approved on this. Usually tax credits are about 10% of a project, not half. This reeks of Jack Buchanan's film studio scam on Alpine that he got busted for. Wow. And also, the city core and certainly not Division does not need more low income housing. It's already nearly half the housing in city center and heartside. Spread it out. I do hope the designation does get this building back into use, but not this way.
  14. Founders Brewing Company Expansions

    That makes too much sense. "When do you want to meet at Founders? Ummmm, let me write out the story problem."
  15. New projects in Monroe North

    Adding at least one lane to the bridge over the Grand, so that the third lane doesn't end at the Ottawa exit.