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  1. MDOT earmarked $10 million for the Wealthy Street interchange. Also, the article discusses possibly removing interchanges or adding merge-weave lanes between 28th Street and the s-curve due to the number of interchanges. https://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/2021/09/us-131-interchange-in-downtown-grand-rapids-to-receive-10-million-for-possible-reconfiguration
  2. Just went here today. Was a nice experience for my friend and I. https://www.woodtv.com/news/grand-rapids/now-open-portico-brings-new-dining-experience-to-downtown-grand-rapids/
  3. When did they move out to Kentwood? Is this due to the track being at Houseman Field? https://www.playeasy.com/facilities/a6ba19a4-98de-4028-a60d-ac60084e3324/details
  4. Forgot to post this, but I saw this heading towards M6 on Byron Center the other day too.
  5. Sounds like the café is on the top floor and there’s not much else going on for street-level interaction.
  6. This is actually a trend that seems to be more popular lately. A similar incident happened at Fish Ladder Park a few weeks ago (unsure if this was reported). I do know that local businesses have been having their parking lots invaded by groups and that this has been occurring since last summer. GRPD has been placing mobile security camera trailers in some locations, but they can’t place them everywhere (see below). These incidents are not isolated only to Grand Rapids either. Panama City recently passed an ordinance to hold business owners responsible for their parking lots at n
  7. Have been in Dallas for the past few days. Who wore it better? Adriatica Village - McKinney, TX Grand Castle Apartments - Grandville, MI
  8. That packet isn’t showing up for me, so here are some images pulled from it. They’re going to demolish the 1950s concrete addition and renovate the historical portion of the building. That renovation includes repainting the Sligh Furniture signage, and fixing the windows and exterior. In total, the site will have 753 units, 614 parking garage spaces and about 23,000 square feet for retail. Height will still be the same; up to seven stories. No word on how much the rent will be.
  9. The parcel in red is slightly below 5 acres, half the size of the Shedd Aquarium’s 10 acres (which they said they want this new aquarium to be the size of). Not sure entirely sure of this, but it is preferred to have aquariums built at ground level or lower without having windows as it requires less strain on the structure and also keeps the aquarium environment more healthy (less algae growth, etc.) Given this, it is highly unlikely that there would be a multi-level aquarium built here as the complications and cost would be too tremendous either way; more stress on the structure adding upward
  10. Here is the DDA’s passenger and freight data from 2020
  11. This is the only mention of Grand Rapids that I’ve seen from Shake Shack https://mobile.twitter.com/shakeshack/status/1214575307421868033?lang=en
  12. Saw in the Sunday paper that they are reducing the height to 22 stories (40,000 square foot reduction) after they removed some office space. Wheeler has until October 1st to decide if they want to proceed with the project. They can ask for an additional one-year extension in October, but said they would “pull the plug” by early 2022 if they don’t think the development is feasible.
  13. Went around town the other day too. Noticed that there is rust running down the building already? It looks like they are power washing and maybe still have to put on a sealer though.
  14. Not sure if anyone saw this, but there is a survey out about “issues and needs” for US-131. https://www.michigan.gov/som/0,4669,7-192-75368_75719_75825-547864--,00.html
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