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  1. HavingAhoot

    Should a city be judged by its tallest buildings...

    Agreed. To add to that, while I like a good skyline and tall buildings some of the areas with the tallest buildings in my favorite cities are the areas with my least interest. Sometimes those areas seem stale while the say meatpacking district and greenwich village's (NY) seems lively. At the risk of sounding too hipster; I'm just glad our downtown isn't filled with a lineup of ordinary corporate chain restaurants and the Disney/Cheesecake Factory vibes. Hold out GR hold out
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    Diamond Place at the Proos Site

    Hmm,...Maybe I'm an oddball here but I love this idea. I'm the type of person to decide what I want for dinner midway through my day or even 20 mins before and then I go get that thing from a butcher, or a marthas and start cooking. I hate going to big stores with their savey save cards and self check-outs. This is my exact thing I'm looking for (i think) where i can bop down the street grand a baguette a tenderloin and some produce cook it up be done and not have to worry about what I've bought and whats going to waste. I think prices should be okay since its a GFS. Glad they are trying to cater the stores to fit a location. And to think I was hoping and praying it would be anything better than a dollar store grocer
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    Diamond Place at the Proos Site

    https://www.wzzm13.com/article/news/local/grand-rapids-central/new-city-grocery-store-opening-at-diamond-place-this-fall/563658030 a little more on this
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    Diamond Place at the Proos Site

    I was also told that I was not allowed to have liquor to-go for sale in the same area that has income restricted housing through the state. I have no idea if there is ANY truth to this as I heard customers talking about it while at the party cooler. Either way I don't have a problem going next door! The one on 28th look great, and at least its not a dollar general "market" ha.
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    New projects on the West Side

    Okay much better location. I pegged it being the industrial building to the southwest of that on elizabeth.
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    New projects on the West Side

    Interesting location but I love comedy and am glad to see this is still moving along.
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    Burton Heights

    We're gonna need a lot of bleach!
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    Cable cars in GR?

    I know it may be stupid but I still want my cool vanity project..
  9. No but people don't use a lot of parks in February... Doesn't mean we shouldn't have them. Can still be very enjoyable use of space from April- October. Also could be used on New Year, Christmas, and other winter events. I give this project a 9.5/10 overall.
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    Diamond Place at the Proos Site

    Nice finds!
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    Diamond Place at the Proos Site

    Has anyone heard anything on news about the grocery/market still going in on the west end of this building?
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    The "Affordable Housing" Discussion in GR

    I agree. as long as they do them tastefully. The problem I have is the type of apartments that have been built in the city over the last 10 yrs have been buildings budgeted to hell with steel clad and so focused on income. I feel they will just be eye sores in 15-20 years. If only we could build more buildings like this in our neighborhoods...
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    Michigan Street Corridor Development

    I know this isn't exactly Michigan Street Corridor but still of interest to Midtown/Highland Park people. https://www.facebook.com/events/1733324883354903/
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    GVSU Downtown Development

    I thought the exact same thing driving home last night as it was getting put up! The GV sign looked good and I liked the placement of the Finkelstein sign just WOW it's big! Reminded me of... \/