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  1. Floyd_Z

    Transit Updates for Greater Grand Rapids

    Metro GR has changed a lot. It kind of used to be it's own little bubble. Now people are moving here from all over, or growing up here moving to Chicago and then moving back. The City of GR and the inner burbs are pretty liberal.... and then yes, there's Hudsonville, Jamestown, Grandville, and Allendale. That's definitely the bible belt of metro GR. And yes, VERY conservative. I heard a story on the national news on NPR about how parents are demanding that Allendale schools not talk about LBGTQ+ issues Full article: https://www.npr.org/2019/04/01/706944327/when-the-conversation-doesnt-include-you-lgbtq-sex-ed-in-a-small-town
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    Predictions for the coming year

    Maybe they'll take the MDOT approach and construct an office suitable for their 1999 needs?
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    Predictions for the coming year

    I'm ok with them building on this site. It will probably be a sea of parking though. As far as traffic concerns, wouldn't most employees just use Leonard and only use Bradford if they want to go west on 196?
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    Suburban Projects

    I think it's kind of gimick-y and mis-leading. Firehouse subs donates. .11% of purchases to their own foundation up to $1,000,000. I'm sure they pay people that work at their foundation, what's left? Looks like mission has donated $5,000,000 over the last five years
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    Transit Updates for Greater Grand Rapids

    MSU also has about 55,000 students around one central campus. GVSU has half as many students and many (at least freshmen and sophomores) live in and around Allendale. I wish GVSU would build more DT housing. I went to GVSU for a couple of years and by my sophomore year almost all of my classes were DT. I feel like GVSU is more of a commuter school than anything Big Ten.
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    Medical Mile/Michigan Street Developments

    I saw the building behind Bagel Beanery on College was being torn down today. Anyone know what's going on?
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    Van Andel Arena Expansion?

    I heard on the radio today someone from SMG talking about adding solar panels to VAA, DVP and DVH
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    Predictions for the coming year

    A few people (myself included) have predicted a consolidation of Spectrum's offices. Does anyone see this happening anytime soon? They have a lot of smaller offices up and down Michigan and around the city. It seems like it would be easier logistically to build one larger building to accommodate all these offices. They could also add more parking below the building. Michigan and Lafayette would be an ideal location.
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    Highway and Road Construction Updates

    Heard that section of I-196 going east was backed up all the way to Zeeland, adding another 45 mins to everyone's commute...
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    New projects on the West Side

    Anyone know what's going on at Bridge and Indiana? The laundromat parking lot is fenced off.
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    New projects in Monroe North

    wrong thread
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    Highway and Road Construction Updates

    Exactly what I was thinking. Hudsonville is growing pretty quickly. Not to mention all the Chicago-GR traffic.
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    Highway and Road Construction Updates

    So I'm guessing they probably won't widen it? Or grade it out to make adding a lane in the future easier?
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    234 Market Mixed-Use Project

    This is kind of an odd property (from what I recall). That little section of Finney from Market to Williams is actual a state road apparently? I'm not sure about the property itself, but it would be great for development. Yeah it's akward and has different elevations, but someone could definitely do something with it...