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  1. EastownLeo

    Division / Wealthy and ICCF

    not found.
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    Diamond Place at the Proos Site

    They have been listing the Grocery Store as a "National Chain" "Brand new mixed use development located on Michigan St. between Diamond and Fuller. Anchored by a national grocery store." I tried digging but can't find any info more.
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    Wealthy Street Needed Renovations

    from what I have heard, there were some issues with the Liquor License and that is why they were only doing take out right now.
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    Wealthy Street Needed Renovations

    Seems like more units than the last design, if I remember correctly? Depending on cost, I would hope these would be lower priced than the units east toward Eastown.
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    The State of Downtown Grand Rapids Retail

    Mazzo is gone, Uccellos is taking over the spot. http://www.woodtv.com/news/grand-rapids/new-restaurant-opening-in-downtown-grand-rapids/1111553639
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    Two Buildings...

    thought i remembered it but couldn't find it. Thanks.
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    Two Buildings...

    Blast from the past. 211 Logan seems to have been sold at the end of last year. along with 1111 Godfrey and 655 Godfrey. 3 of the largest old furniture buildings bought up from GRL properties. $15 million total purchase price for all 3 Seems to have been purchased by First Holding Management Company out of West Bloomfield MI. They look to be renovating the properties some, Creating new branding, (naming 1111, Godfrey Hollows) Not sure what will go on with the other properties, but GRL seems to have greatly stepped back.
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    The "Affordable Housing" Discussion in GR

    GR has a few of these small homes too. https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9653384,-85.6396527,3a,60y,103.44h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1skiHKcIpCciTFGqAVAHEPlQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 https://accessmygov.com/SiteSearch/SiteSearchDetails?SearchFocus=Assessing&SearchCategory=Address&SearchText=106+fuller&uid=115&PageIndex=1&ReferenceKey=41-14-29-251-009&ReferenceType=0&SortBy=&SearchOrigin=0&RecordKeyDisplayString=41-14-29-251-009&RecordKey=1%3d41-14-29-251-009&RecordKeyType=1%3d0
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    Suburban Projects

    Brookfield Property Partners just purchased GGP so now Rivertown Mall has new owners. Maybe could trigger some movements? http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2018/03/2_west_michigan_malls_part_of.html
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    The "Affordable Housing" Discussion in GR

    Not true, Wealthy and fuller, not a full block. Cherry and eastern, not a full block. Woodmere and Wealthy was not a full block.
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    The "Affordable Housing" Discussion in GR

    One of the major reasons why there is opposition to the proposals is that many of the residents feel like the current options for development have not been utilized. Looking at available land and properties one can see that there are many areas along major corridors that have not been built out, or have been started then stopped. Look at buildings like the Kregel building, the proposed Apartments on Fuller and wealthy. Developments proposed along lake drive, and cherry street. Part of the problem is that many land and property owners are charging inflated costs. These proposals make it easy for a developer to pay 1/2 for the same sq. footage of property and build in residential areas after tearing down 1 or 2 100 year old homes, while allowing them to jump the more applicable property because they can reduce cost. Overall increasing density is not a bad thing, many of us in the area welcome it. But some feel that the growth and transition should happen in the areas and properties where it makes most sense. Then we relook at the density, cost and demand. And work to align the proposals with the new need. Many in eastown feel that this is too much too soon, and that smaller steps help guide the changes in a way that meets neighborhood needs with housing needs. To a degree it is fear. Give and inch take a mile, is the worry. In relation to Morris's post. Many of the issues with "renters" are bad landlords. In areas like Eastown and East Hills, many of the landlords do not live in the area and purchased the homes only as investment. That alone is not an issue but many of them do not do any upkeep on the property, do not take an active role with the renters. As an example, there is a property on our block that is a rental, the landlord lives in Holland, the landlord only visits the home when turning it over to new renters, or when something goes drastically wrong with the property. These renters are sophomores and juniors in college, They have no clue how to take care of a home, how to take care of a yard and do not understand the responsibility that living in a residential area can imply. Is it the landlords job to advise them, remind them, encourage them? How does that happen when the landlord only visits once every 3 months. This is why some renters get a bad wrap. These new developments do not fit into that issue, mainly because they have property management companies or individuals, whose job it is to take care and monitor any issues like shoveling, cleaning or repairs. Yet the fear and issues are carried over because the type of renters we are used to are from the local single family style home with bad landlords. Fill the main corridors first, build strong streets, with active commercial density, then allow the density to flow into that 250 ft off these commercial districts.
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    801 Ionia

    Zoko 822 opened recently. Has anyone been there? https://www.facebook.com/Zoko822/ https://www.zoko822.com
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    East Beltline Developments

    Was Bagger Daves's just bad? Seems like there would be some crossover customers? Why didn't Bagger Dave's take Scores business?
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    East Beltline Developments

    Another GR Hopcat. Will this work in this area? http://fox17online.com/2018/03/19/second-hopcat-location-to-open-in-grand-rapids/
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    No one native to Chicago eats deep dish pizza. Only tourist eat that. We (from chicago) eat thin crust cut in squares, with real italian sausage. https://steemit.com/food/@rulesforrebels/the-biggest-myth-about-chicago-pizza-or-true-chicago-pizza-is-tavern-cut-thin-crust-not-deep-dish