TheSutterKing

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  1. I think when it's complete it will be cool, and maybe for aesthetics, vines would look cool running up the building. Plus a development like this is great, because it is like a community where people can hang out around the pool and bond and enjoy life. This is a good thing. Relax and have faith.
  2. The city decides not to ban parking lots downtown. http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2017/04/facing_pressure_grand_rapids_d.html#incart_2box_news_grand-rapids
  3. Just heard they've upped the height of the building. Will be 60 stories and 640 feet tall.
  4. I've never attended a game there before, do they ever use that grass field for parking? (Similar to Ann Arbor with the golf course across the street)
  5. The real goal is to make it like Denver's airport lol
  6. There's just so much farmland and undeveloped area between Muskegon and GR that it makes it seem further away than what it is. If Ft. Lauderdale is considered part of Miami's metro/csa (and same thing with other large cities) than the distance between GR and Muskegon is not much different and can definitely be considered part of the same category. What the main difference between GR and larger cities is, though, is that larger cities normally don't have as much underdeveloped area or farmland between nearby cities as GR does. To add onto that.. in the future when the area between Muskegon and GR and even GR to Holland has been connected by development the perception of being so far apart from each other might go away.
  7. I like the idea of upgrading Houseman field into a soccer stadium, with that grass area available, maybe a parking garage could be built there to accommodate for parking rather than parking on the streets.
  8. I think this was the original plan -- http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2014/02/cwd_real_estate_investment_unv.html After a few years, though, I'm not sure what they have decided with this.
  9. Awesome footage! They should make another castle on the other side of the pond to be the rival castle... One castle for Michigan fans and one for MSU fans.. Except the MSU one might end up sinking into the mud.
  10. I can see this being successful, but maybe successful in different eyes. I don't know the entire details, like if there is a pool or a market or any shops supposed to be located within here, but I can see this place being quite the party place, honestly.
  11. I like it a lot. I'm a fan of the balconies, especially facing the river. If they could make use of the rooftop, I'd like it even that much more; maybe a rooftop bar??? Maybe that could be a future expansion to the building considering there is already a lobby bar planned, but I could imagine in the summertime hanging out there and having drinks on the roof looking over downtown. Also with all of the plans going forward, GR could have quite a skyline 20 years from now.
  12. Any new pics or advancements on this project?
  13. I believe it's 10 Ionia NW.
  14. I've been living in Miami and San Diego, and to think GR has a parking problem is crazy. I may not commute regularly within GR like most of the commenters on here, but I do get the chance to occasionally go back and visit GR and when I've been back I've never had any issues of finding free parking within a few blocks away from where I want to be. That being said, for most of the people that do have daily commutes downtown, I have noticed quite a bunch of projects that will have tons of parking (Meijer, Celebration, etc..) not to mention if you look on Google maps, GR is littered with parking lots. But, to go along with the topic of future expansion of the city, I feel it's in the best interest for the city to turn those parking lots into parking garages and start building apartments along division (Where the Silver Line exists) and Lake Michigan Dr. (Where the Laker Line will be). That way the city will make use of something that it already has.