jaredw

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About jaredw

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  • Birthday 09/01/1986

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  1. jaredw

    Lansing Off Topic

    How can Lansing get an RSS feed like Grand Rapids and Detroit has?
  2. jaredw

    Lansing Photo of the Day

    sabatoa, looking at that picture, i was probably standing 20 feet from you. small world. by the way, did anybody else notice that the lugnuts fireworks stopped aprubtly when a firetruck started honking. they didn't have a finale for the lugnuts fireworks last night.
  3. jaredw

    Lansing Off Topic

    Yeah, I can see where they are coming from, but I think that they should have tried to get them to build in downtown. Correct me if i'm wrong, but i thought they were giving incentives to developing in the northern tier. how about giving those same incentives to developing in the dda? the expanding interest in the northern tier will hurt the cbd of east lansing. every new business that pops up over there gives just another reason for people to not need to visit the cbd. as east lansing is shifting and looking for more residential in their downtown, they may also want to have office space so people could live within walking distance to work, besides MSU employees.
  4. jaredw

    Lansing Off Topic

    You know, it really is terrible that east lansing is letting the northern teir sprawl so much. i'm all for development, and i like to see that there is medium density being placed up that way, but this is not an excuse. the residential, OK, that could stay, as that is part of what happens when cities grow in the US, they grow outwards until there is no more space to grow. But the offices should have been at least persuaded to build in downtown east lansing. take a look at the northern teirs office parks and imagine if they would have been put in the cbd of east lansing. The Independent Bank headquarters could be a mid to high rise, considering it wouldn't have as large a footprint. the 5/3 bank could be a mid to high rise for the same reason. the msufcu could be a mid to high rise, also in a more reasonable location considering their audience. downtown east lansing could have plenty more people during 9-5 if they would have persuaded the offices to come downtown.
  5. jaredw

    Lansing Off Topic

    If you want, you can upload the photos directly to the website, that way they will display inline, without having to click on them. The upload link is located in the bottom left of the screen. Thanks for the Sparrow Hospital addition. Another way you can add articles is by searching for them, and then you will be provided for a link to create the article. Try it out!
  6. jaredw

    Lansing Off Topic

    What do you guys think about narrowing major roads to deter population loss? I have been thinking of this lately, and I think that having congested traffic is good for the city. With Okemos widening Okemos Rd, they just made the commute take less time for people working in Okemos and living outside of Okemos, and vice versa. If Michigan Ave was widened in Lansing, it would take less time to get to downtown if you were coming from the suburbs, thus making it more affordable to not live in the city. Congestion also increases the use of public transportation, an obvious good environmental plus. The negative is that retail could be hurt and businesses may favor locating in a place where their staff and clients could get to faster. With a regional effort to at least not widen any roads, I think it could work. Even for people living out in the suburbs who have to drive to get to the store, narrowing the roads would eventually bring more neighborhood businesses to their community, which is more pedestrian friendly.
  7. jaredw

    Lansing Off Topic

    Are the floors going to be taller on the SD than the AL?
  8. jaredw

    Lansing Off Topic

    They were moved there and relocated when the city started condemning property. I think they are owned by the city now. They did this about 15 years ago.
  9. jaredw

    Lansing Off Topic

    From what I last heard, a couple 8-story towers had been proposed and approved by the City of East Lansing.
  10. jaredw

    Lansing Off Topic

    Here's the loopnet for 219 S Grand: http://www.loopnet.com/xNet/MainSite/Listi...1lww2t006a00001
  11. jaredw

    Lansing Off Topic

    I'm kind of disappointed with the Corr Retail Center. The development could defintely have more than one floor. A similar strip center was just built down the road at Coolidge and Saginaw/Grand River. I know there is high traffic counts, but it seems like the developments in that corridor are all low-density, and built like poorly planned sprawl.
  12. jaredw

    Lansing Off Topic

    Hey LMich, I see you got an avatar. What's the picture of?
  13. jaredw

    Lansing Off Topic

    If you are ever interested in projects going on at MSU.... I want to let everyone know about a MSU website that has project details about different construction on campus. The website is http://construction.msu.edu Let me know what you think of it.
  14. jaredw

    Lansing Off Topic

    But in a way, the two sides dont have to be fair at the same time. If the city concedes too much for a decade, then hopefully the next decade, the developers have to concede to get what they want due to the supply/demand.
  15. jaredw

    Lansing Off Topic

    I hope so, he is also going with somebody from Michigan State University. That ties in what he has been talking about building a stronger relationship with MSU and Lansing.