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  1. Decided to take a look too and found something unrelated, but interesting. It seems that Apple Maps captured 3D images of the damage produced by the July 2014 tornado that went through Ideal Park.
  2. For those interested in the M-231 expansion, this is what I found. Here is a draft from 2002 showing M-231s possible routes. http://www.michiganhighways.org/indepth/US-31Byp_FJ1Access.pdf And another image of the full route. Here is an image presented a few days ago in Zeeland showing where the route could be constructed in that area. MDOT says these are strictly concepts and that there is no plan to extend M-231 “at all” because there are no funds. Even if the plan was approved, construction would not begin for another 6-8 years after approval. https://www.hollandsentinel.com/news/20200213/possible-m-231-expansion-considered
  3. The plaza project was approved. Starts April 24 and is targeted to be completed by September 15. https://www.woodtv.com/news/grand-rapids/dda-oks-1-6m-for-van-andel-arena-plaza-revamp/
  4. Looks like Zeeland is planning for the eventual extension of M-231 for a connection to I-196. They were approached by MDOT about acquiring parcels in the area. https://www.fox17online.com/news/local-news/lakeshore/ottawa/homeowners-concerned-about-state-highway-expansions-possible-home-demolition
  5. Stadium? Brewery? Or we could really play it safe...
  6. Looks like the developer cancelled their plans. https://www.fox17online.com/news/local-news/kent/developer-backs-out-of-lincoln-country-club-project
  7. Looks like the city and Kent County are arranging an agreement to move city public works equipment from 201 Market to the county’s 1500 Scribner Avenue location. https://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/2020/01/grand-rapids-gets-option-to-purchase-14-acre-property-on-grand-river.html
  8. Since I didn’t see this here https://www.woodtv.com/news/grand-rapids/w-mi-economic-forecast-predicts-slowing-growth/ Main concerns are: • Lack of workers • Upcoming elections • Decline in manufacturing
  9. Just a rough model to give an idea. And the last one is for those of us who still dream...
  10. 2020 • Nothing proposed over 12 stories • DeVos Place hotel gets pushed through • No post office proposals • No stadiums announced • No downtown CVS/Walgreens • Amphitheater project goes away • Spectrum project in North Monroe will underwhelm, but will be deemed necessary nonetheless. Scale of the project will still leave the neighborhood with large, spanned out buildings at a cost to pedestrian-friendly opportunities. • Acrisure project will get scaled back slightly. • Metro Village continues to be a glorified strip mall park • Marijuana stores will continue to pop up in the southern part of the city and take the place of some vapor stores • Van Andel Arena project will be a nice addition • We will see one more large project take shape on the West Side • New proposals for GRPS • River project will announce a new phase to start in 2022
  11. Looks like the dredging proposal is dead https://www.woodtv.com/news/grand-rapids/dnr-rejects-proposal-to-dredge-grand-river/
  12. What about noise from 131? I thought that was one of the reasons they thought about putting it near Millenium Park.
  13. Looks like the amphitheater won’t be near Millenium Park.
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