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Everything posted by Floyd_Z

  1. I agree that most of the smaller parcels will start to become developed. I think it might be at least 10 years until we see those bigger industrial properties sold, barring some huge boom in the area. Autodie is absolutely massive. It would take a pretty significant offer for them to justify moving their operations out of DT.
  2. The back of the building is quite ugly. It kind of makes Bond feel like an alley more than a street.
  3. I really kind of like the new hotel. The porte-cochere is nice and it has some nice looking lighting. It will be great to have that many people in NOMo.
  4. Is that pretty much all mechanical/cosmetic?
  5. Hmmm could be something along the lines of LegalZoom. I heard a story the other day about how big companies like them are becoming and how it's hard for those with law degrees to compete
  6. So it looks like the hotel is almost topped out then? I'm assuming you're referring to the NW part of the project? I thought that was part of the ramp and they were planning on squeezing a building b/w the ramp and Oakes
  7. I figured they would go bottom to top, but when you think about it top to bottom makes more sense - less risk of damaging the new glass
  8. I noticed a few panels missing at the very top the other day. I wonder if they are already working on the mechanical area.
  9. Looks like the bottom floor of 240 Ionia is being finished. Anyone have the scoop?
  10. It will be perfect for Cascade then!
  11. I was looking for the same thing. Anyone have any updates?
  12. I'm not really surprised about this. I don't think it has as much to do with politics as people think. NYC is already one of the most expensive cities to live in and if Amazon would have built a headquarters in Long Island it would have made it much, much worse. I think it would be akin to Amazon plopping a HQ in the SF bay area. From what I heard Amazon is not going to seek out a secondary location, but focus on their campus in Virginia (Metro DC) which already has a lot of income inequality problems.. I'm not sure GR was even on their radar, but think if they would have came here. Housing stock is already low and this would have shot housing prices into the astronomical level. Maybe after 10 years of building we could have absorbed it, GR, Detroit and MI in general would not be able to keep up with road infrastructure alone, we can't even keep up with it now.
  13. I would imagine MSU's PR department has their hands pretty full at the moment.....
  14. So it looks like they dug down pretty deep and then filled most of the hole with sand. Hopefully foundation work will start soon.
  15. What a huge disappointment and missed opportunity. That would have looked great there. What difference does two stories make? The PC and some people here in GR have such a 'small town' mindset.
  16. That';s a pretty significant amount of parking
  17. I'm assuming all the GVSU students will just have to flash their ID?
  18. A gas tax just makes the most sense to me. We're two peninsulas so tolls wouldn't really work/ Maybe we could just charge all the Chicagolanders who invade our beaches in the summer?
  19. Has anyone actually seen the bus lane only restrictions enforced during the set time periods? I know I sure haven't. Is that the GRPD's responsibility? I would think that would be a very low priority for them.
  20. https://www.bridgemi.com/public-sector/bipartisan-ex-legislators-propose-gas-tax-hike-fix-michigan-roads "Under the Consensus Policy Project proposal, close to $2.5 billion would be raised in total over nine years by increasing the state’s regular and diesel gas taxes by 5 cents per year. The group estimates its proposal would raise $275 million the first year, $550 million in year two and $825 million by the third year, eventually nearing $2.5 billion by year nine." I am all for this, let the people that drive the most pay to fix the damn roads. I would think $2.5 Billion per year would lead to some significant projects. The only question is... Would west MI see much of that money or would it go to Lansing and Metro Detroit like it does now?
  21. Yay! Bring on the density! (I'm sure the neighbors will love it)
  22. I think something like a Revel & Roll (Bowling/Arcade/Bar) would be great at this location. There probably isn't enough space for that though.
  23. Division still has a pretty negative perception by most in the Metro GR area. That corridor needs more than the Silver Line to spur development. They really need to start downtown, ie, mobing the homeless shelters. Division is mostly industrial, abandoned, or low income housing/retail up until Burton. Burton Heights has a lot of potential, but would probably be very low on a list of desirable neighborhoods. A $1,000,000 study is a waste of time and money. Just invest that in the Laker Line. I think there will be a lot more development down LMD once the Laker Line is up and running.
  24. Sounds like a good problem to have. I see the riders in front of the hospital usually form a nice line. It reminds me of Hong Kong. It would be nice if Spectrum had lots N/W/S of DT
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