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    People talking about Grand Rapids

    Well, they’re still trying to link together Spectrum Health, the DeVos family, Trump and the Russians. Wasn’t sure where to put this or what it means for their image. https://www.vox.com/2018/10/9/17953560/mueller-trump-russia-news-alfa-bank-psy-group
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    Transit Updates for Greater Grand Rapids

    All this talk about rail made me find these from the library
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    Grandville Castle Apartments

    These are getting out of hand
  4. It’s interesting to see how this project has evolved. One thing I like is that the height of the tower has remained sufficient.
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    Suburban Projects

    Hopefully pulling some people into that area will make Granger think about developing more around Metro Health as well.
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    Amway Grand Plaza Facelift

    Here are some higher quality images. Don’t read into these too seriously because it looks like they leveled Belknap Hill and replaced it with old random images of the city (you can see the Custer building, Union Station, etc.) I don’t think there will be a casino on Medical Mile any time soon either.
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    Grandville Castle Apartments

    I’m sorry. I tried to like this, but it looks like a 15-story trailer park.
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    The Grand River?! You mean GR has a River?

    Phases 1 and 2 of the river project have the possibility to be done by 2025. Phase 1 includes the relocation and protection of wildlife between Fulton and 196. This could possibly be done by 2022. Phase 2 stretches from 6th Street to 196. This includes the construction of a mechanical dam and the removal of the 6th Street dam. https://www.woodtv.com/news/grand-rapids/rapid-restoration-project-could-be-done-by-2025/1368949776
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    Diamond Place at the Proos Site

    It’s sad that I can immediately relate it with that after you say that But hey...
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    Van Andel Arena Expansion?

    After seeing that the arena is 23 years old now, I came to find this. Seeing that they abandoned the idea to add the parking structure on the south portion, do you think they are going to slow investments into the arena? Will we see a new arena instead? How large would GR have to be to support a major team?
  11. This is especially the case in the suburbs as well. I knew people who would take the bus from Wyoming/Grandville to downtown and it took almost two hours (walking to a nearby stop, waiting for every stop on the way to the central terminal, transferring to another bus, waiting for every stop again). I can see why someone wouldn’t want to spend about 8% of their day just traveling, though this is an extreme case. The bus is great, but if you live near a destination it can be faster to just use a bicycle or some other means than waiting for multiple stops or transfers. If you live far from a destination, it’s a pretty grueling process. So I understand the stigma that some associate with riding the bus, but there is also a concern about the time consumption as well.
  12. Yes, from what I’ve heard
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    Medical Mile/Michigan Street Developments

    This will probably grow on me
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    Transit Updates for Greater Grand Rapids

    Not to be that guy, but I’m in Peru right now and their roads are better than ours. In Lima, in the Andes, in the desert... Just something that was very noticeable. At least we don’t have speed bumps every five feet like they do here. Querococha, Huaraz, Peru