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  1. mpchicago

    Warner Tower - Lyon and Ottawa

    Not sure who owns the building that Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc. is in (maybe Downtown GR, Inc.?) but the new green paint looks pretty sharp. from the different pics, I've seen. ^^^^^
  2. mpchicago

    Wealthy Street Mega Thread

    The last request to demo the dilapidated house was denied by HPC, however, I don't think there were concrete plans for the property. This may give them the nudge to permit. I can see them asking for a second story, which would not be a bad idea. Seems like it would be super easy to rent apartments there.
  3. mpchicago

    Medical Mile/Michigan Street Developments

    Do I see activity at the previously proposed Starbucks drive-thru site next to McDonald's?
  4. mpchicago

    New projects in Monroe North

    I think Warner Tower is about 192 ft., with 15 floors, and 601 Bond is 172 ft., with 16 floors. Warner's height will be between Kent County Court House, which happens to be across the street (206 ft), and the PNC Bank building (185) feet. 601 Bond will be about 8 feet shorter than 77 Monroe Center (MNB Building) Modern office floors are taller than those in an apartment or condo buildings, which gives Warner the edge in height over 601 Bond.
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    New projects in Monroe North

    It's called saving money. #cheapba$tards
  6. mpchicago

    Wealthy Street Mega Thread

    Oh! Can't wait to see what you have planned! Bummer! Not going to make it in time.... Chicago traffic is already a #itch this time of day! Please post renders soon!
  7. It was my understanding the Jackson Entertainment/Studio C controls that space in the hotel. Now that doesn't necessarily mean that they will use the same architect for that space that he did for Studio C.
  8. mpchicago

    West Michigan/Grand Rapids Economy

    I feel like I've seen Leelanau County, Traverse City, Ann Arbor, Holland, and yes, even Grand Rapids, Michigan on national "best places to retire." lists.
  9. mpchicago

    Suburban Projects

    I've always thought that the rolling and winding tree-lined roads in Grand Rapids, Cannon, and Ada townships are some of the best places to take a drive. Some nice parks too. No wonder it's so desirable. Nice pics!
  10. Funny how the render shows that white blank wall that Studio C architects now are supposed to be designing..... Wonder what the plan is?
  11. mpchicago

    Warner Tower - Lyon and Ottawa

    Kent Companies officially "topped off" their concrete work on Warner Tower in the last week or so. We should expect to see the steel office structure go up pretty quickly on this building now.
  12. I like the name, the font, and the light bar which appears to run across the top of the building.
  13. mpchicago

    People talking about Grand Rapids

    ......It's what makes a Subaru, a Subaru.
  14. mpchicago

    The State of Downtown Grand Rapids Retail

    Wine bar planned...