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    New projects on the West Side

    Isn’t that GR or Walker?
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    Grand Rapids Airport (GRR) News and Developments

    I’ve flown there before when it was cheaper than grr and requires a layover anyways. The point is for the 50k ppl or so a year that use Muskegon they could come consolidate to GRR and add a couple more daily flights. Not too many metros this size have two commercial airports a half hour apart
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    Grand Rapids Airport (GRR) News and Developments

    Probably a little but it’s not going anywhere, it’s still serves way more ppl than most of the commercial airports in the state and since it’s the Capitol, will probably always have chicago, mini, dc served. They lose out more to DTW than anything, I worked there and we all would drive an hour to DTW vs 10 min to LAN as do many of the msuthe Msu students. I find it more interesting that our metro area has two airports with Muskegon.
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    Grand Rapids Airport (GRR) News and Developments

    As an infrastructure guy, I am surprised they would dive into a 3rd terminal AND expand the existing one. Seems almost uneccsary unless there is demand for MANY more flight offerings. I also confirmed from a source that they are looking at customs asap to get international flights as mentioned and that they were in discussions for hotel/gas station but sounds like the control tower would have to happen first according to the article. I am sure it will be taller and since it would have to be moved to the other side, would probably be a lot more visible around. Overall very exciting but can believe there’s still no mention of tunneling under the north runway for direct access to 96 or built with the new commercial runway mentioned, hope that happens would cut drivetime down a lot to downtown and releave 28th at 96 quite a bit
  5. Should and do are different things and comparing cities not in this country is apples to oranges. To your average joe they compare by those things and GR has a smaller than avg skyline for a metro area of over a million and about the narrowest highway infastructure possible. Most people would be shocked to hear there are a million ppl in the area. It’s on a peninsula so far less passgheough traffic than most areas but could still use wider freeways in many areas. Des Moines is always a good comparison and has more and taller buildings along with similar density and street life with wider highways most people will assume it’s a larger area and yet it’s about 2/3 the size metro area.
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    Grandville Castle Apartments

    I wish they would put a white castle right by there, just because!
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    New 13 story hotel at 10 Ionia

    Maybe they will think like the builders of the McKay tower and build the “base portion” now and add on considerable height later?
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    New 13 story hotel at 10 Ionia

    Anything less than a flagship would be a sham...original hearsay was a Hilton. Since Hilton and raddison left town makes GR by far the largest metro without a flagship brand....
  9. Not everyone of these is a success story...Des Moines similar sized city but often a step ahead of GR has had their local favorite open a similar sized downtown market and under the same name btw. Looks like it’s putting pressure on nearby restaurants. Fortunately for Bridge street there’s not much there anyways and there hasn’t been much in the design calling for this type of setup.
  10. Like the layout just wish there was a little more height than all 2 and 3 story buildings.
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    Grand Rapids Airport (GRR) News and Developments

    What I meant by it was the biggest increases were specifically to hub airports meaning many people are getting connection flights instead of driving directly to Detroit or Chicago, probably in part to costs not being among the highest in the country these days.
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    Suburban Projects

    I could see Dillard’s buys some assets and doing well in rivertown
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    Diamond Place at the Proos Site

    A luckys would be cool
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    Grand Rapids Airport (GRR) News and Developments

    The growth is great, I know there have been some added capacity recently, and heard they are trying to get more western US destinations but 15% is also not unheard of. After years of small decreases, there was about a 20% increase in 2009. This probably has little to switch alone and more to do with years of efforts to finally make it not among the most expensive in the entire country with mass leakage to DTW and ORD as it appears the numbers to those airports as well as ATL are up big
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    Village of Ada - Complete Makeover

    Officially it’s not a village, it’s nothing but an unincorporated area Inside of a 36sq mile township of the same name. The people who live near the development have the same voice as the people who live over by the forest hills performing arts center or up near Egypt valley. Maybe they should incorporate into a village??