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  1. I'm going to respectfully disagree. I've grown to really like the Fifth/Third Building. I used to hate it, but its really grown on me.
  2. I don't think I've seen this angle before.
  3. This is great news! I was disappointed when they disbanded. I hope that Grand Rapids Whitewater and the River for All river park plans are included in what they will be looking in the near future. I think these projects are up near the top when it comes to having the most impact on the city going forward.
  4. If you are talking street sweeper, yes, If you are talking beyond that, no.
  5. That plastic sheeting looks similar to the glazing (windows) that Franklin Partners had proposed for the building.
  6. Right, Yikes! I recall the neighborhood association really put the kibosh on that.
  7. Right, remember they shot down the Starbucks drive thru building next to McDonald's that Terra Firma and Kamell Chamelly where working on.
  8. I could never figure out why the city allowed that car wash to be built there, it doesn't fit at all into the "master plan" for that stretch. It's a very suburban type of operation/building.
  9. The building will extend out past where the parking garage ends, all the way to sidewalk on Ottawa. Not sure how wide sidewalk will be, but don't see that there would be room for a pocket park. If you look at pic that Joe took, I think you can see where they are working on the foundation along Ottawa. While the latest rending that Chris posted above is small and hard to see detail, I still like what I see.
  10. Can't say I'm in love with what I see, but I'm hopeful that it will look/function better than what is there now when complete. I trust they will not be using purple pavers. Would clash with red brick building I would think.
  11. Yes, too many parking lots, but this is needed green space/improvement for the area. Hopefully as time goes on those parking lots are filled with more buildings and more green space. Looks like the old gas station corner is set aside for a future building....Wonder what that could be?
  12. " The Finnley" a micro-hotel is planned for 65 Monroe Center, kitty-corner from where RDV plans a 32 unit boutique hotel at the Morton. The DDA just approved a small grant for the project. Looks like only minor improvement to the exterior mainly involving the stairs, sidewalk and light-well along Ionia. The building could use a new skin all together. https://mibiz.com/sections/real-estate-development/developer-plans-micro-hotel-on-monroe-center
  13. Not sure how many people knew there was office space, let a lone a third floor at the Downtown Market, but there is. Company will fill space with 100 employees. Seems like a nice win for the facility. https://www.grbj.com/articles/95382-data-company-comes-to-downtown-market
  14. I think someone posted that rendering somewhere back a few pages, but its a good nonetheless! I do hope they include what appears to be light bars across the top cornices. It would really add some PIZZAZZ!
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