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  1. Prediction? I predict Rivertown Crossings will be as lifeless as Westshore Mall with all of the stores that are closing up and Brookfield will still do nothing to save it.
  2. Detroit only fills a small fraction of its seats for an NBA team. Why would they think Detroit area people would show up to a G League team?
  3. I honestly question if we’ll ever see a rebound in the convention industry.
  4. That parking ramp has been a small claims liability for over a decade. It was never designed to last as long as it has. I'm amazed they would add to it unless they plan on repairing what they have now.
  5. I have no issue with the building itself, had it been a completely separate building. The issue is that they connected it to CHS and then even extended a small part of the design language into it and then went all in on the new design language. This specific design would have looked better across the highway near Finkelstein Hall.
  6. We knew how ugly this building would be. They tried to make it an extension of the CHS building while transitioning to the new standard design language of the university and it came out looking like a dumpster fire in the side-by-side. GVSU's decision making is questionable at best and this architectural blunder is just a representation of that.
  7. If not worse. Florida is just now shutting down and I believe other southeastern states have still yet to do so. While we're looking at a peak in early May, they have to be looking at a peak of July as a result of their fiddle farting around with half measures until the problem exploded. Their economies will suffer more as a result. Meanwhile, California and Washington (once the epicenters of the early infections) seem to have peaked already because they locked down early. Their economies will likely rebound the quickest.
  8. It's definitely happening in Georgetown Township. Areas are high development are as follows: Jenison - Cedar Valley Associates is expanding in Cedar Lake East and will start developing the new lakes north of Fillmore in the next couple years. Cedar Lake West is also seeing a lot of development of high-end homes. Hudsonville - Eastbrook has grown Lowing Woods into a massive development. Bosgraaf and JTB are building quite a bit in Hagar Park West, Alward Estates, and Highpoint. Eastbrook has also grown its development quite a bit in Jamestown. Grandville (Zip) - Summerset has seen a great deal of growth in the last few years. They'll likely max out their land allotment in the next two years. Where Ottawa County is lacking is north of the Grand River. There are some nice homes with a lot of land, but there is nothing in the line of high density development. I feel like that has the potential to be the next boom area as Georgetown starts to max out on land.
  9. My thought as well. It doesn't need to be the 38-40 stories it was once envisioned as, but the overall look of it seems to cry out for another layer.
  10. Just imagine that S-Curve view if that last picture came to fruition....
  11. https://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/2020/01/24-story-mixed-use-building-proposed-for-downtown-grand-rapids.html?utm_campaign=grandrapidspress_sf&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook
  12. According to a post I saw on Facebook today, apparently the Abercrombie in Rivertown Crossings will be closing in the next couple days. That's a fairly sizable and centrally located store that has been there since the beginning. It has been a while since we have seen anything relating to the future of Rivertown with the new ownership.
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