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  1. It pretty cool how they encased the legacy generators in the corner there and are b building on top of it.
  2. I'm hearing something about a west African restaurant?? anyone have info on this? Pretty sure that'd be a first for the area? I can't get Jollof rice or fufu anywhere AFAIK!
  3. y'all might enjoy this loooong read: https://tylervigen.com/the-mystery-of-the-bloomfield-bridge?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark
  4. Some updates from my little corner of Belknap Lookout. The last of the Belknap Bluffs are just about done. Not sure about finish date or prices. The first of the units on Coit is pretty much done. Hope they start soon on the other one, it looks great I think. Nice to have more housing in the neighborhood....hopefully soon the hood can support a coffeeshop. Why TF is the city paving any street and not putting in speed humps as a matter of course!? They basically paved a new quarter-mile drag strip on Fairview. Not a stop sign on the whole block....the block leading to the most popular park in GR (probably) Sunset park. SMH
  5. Parcel mapper has it owned by Houston Moyer or Moyer Development, who happens to be co-owner of Bostwick Bakery....so fingers crossed....a bakery!?!? Would do WELL there I think. It's the old Millers Ice Cream shop as much as I remember from growing up around there.
  6. that corner is moving along. it's going to look great.
  7. I did this same thing. Bunch of nerds!! Me? Speedbumps everywhere. Every street where people live has a minimum of two speedhumps. What could that possibly cost? ...and then I would re-architect North Monroe to close it from Trowbridge to Coldbrook and redevelop the entire waterfront as pedestrian, forcing all traffic to Ottawa. Sixth street bridge would be one way (West) only as a funneled exit to 131N/Scribner. Division is combined into Ottawa and made 25mph w/ tons of roundabouts and speed bumps. Then I would pay someone to transplant large, already grown evergreen trees to create a sound barrier canopy around every section of highway rolling through town. I would also install 20ft walls on the highway overpasses throughout the city. Maybe cap 96 as it goes west from fuller to the river.
  8. I noticed in the new story that he is on the first floor with the pool and the old cafeteria, and so it is entirely possible the second floor which has very high ceilings think of a gymnasium ceiling, it could still be used as a storage facility.
  9. I’ve always thought it would be amazing to have some really tall or even moderately tall buildings in high locations. Sweet street park Creston HS east leonard elementary mount mercy the Salvation Army site on alpine Covell dog park ….I realize a lot of these are already nice spaces and parks and places, but just sharing them as easily recognizable high points in the city that would have amazing views that aren’t “downtown “
  10. Ewwww, how does this place have that kind of money and also, ewww
  11. I sat through a presentation at DGRI about the Amphitheater and the site plan changes were largely due to the sound and the sound study that they did and the traffic from 131 absorbing the sound and the green valley buildings across the way generally being empty in the evenings, and absorbing the sound. The parking really is nominal and they did a good job of estimating 18,000 parking spots available throughout a 15 minute walk of the amphitheater in the Room is strictly for staff and trucks. It’s my understanding. The sites to the north and the south are not owned by or option by the convention authority and will be private sales by the city to other investors and developers so those aren’t even part of this project. They are selling the air rights over those 116 spots and you could potentially have a Developer building additional parking on top of that for the tower they build with those air rights but they were also rightly aware of and concerned about the giant chokepoint on market Street. This will cause for residence of businesses and they are working with mdot on a plan to close the market Street exit during events. Here’s a flyer to an open house that is both in person and virtual this coming Monday. You all should attend!
  12. I took this from Baton Rouge to New Orleans and it was pretty nice. Inexpensive and efficient.
  13. WTF is constitutional autonomy?! https://www.masu.org/policy-reports/masu-higher-education-public-policy-agenda/context-governance-and-policy-development Oh, ok. But was does that mean to development. They can do whatever they want?! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I saw that driving down Monroe last night and was like wtf is a crane doing there...then realized, ah yes. this! that's moving fast.
  15. Looks like we are revising the DASH routes downtown: https://www.grandrapidsmi.gov/Government/Departments/Mobile-GR/DASH-the-Downtown-Area-Shuttle#section-2 New DASH Circulator Information The DASH West and DASH North routes are being consolidated into a single circulator to better serve visitors, residents and anyone trying to get around downtown Grand Rapids. (See preview of the new route below). This new route will serve new areas of Grand Rapids and connect many downtown and neighborhood destinations. As always the DASH will be completely FREE to ride. The new service will be now be available later in the day and on Sundays. The DASH circulator will operate every 15 minutes Wednesday-Friday 7am-12:00am, Saturday 11am-1am, and Sunday 11am-5pm We will be sharing more information about the new DASH route + services changes soon. The last day of DASH West and DASH North service will be Saturday, May 6th. The DASH circulator will launch on Wednesday, May 10th.
  16. Is it wrong that I want a Vegas style, huge LED wall advertising….something right there? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. https://grbj.com/news/law/local-lawyer-staffing-agency-respond-to-child-labor-allegations/- This article is pretty raw. I've driven by the migrant legal aid on Fuller like a thousand times, I guess I never thought to hard about what they do and why they are there...going to give them some money this morning. Blueberry children, sheesh.
  18. my guess would be that most breweries still pull in an alt/hipster service staff and the age/demographic of service staff is that they are the first out/proud generation of trans kids and are able to advocate for themselves and they feel safe to do it publicly....as they should. if we're pinning stuff, can we unpin those those other two ancient posts? they make the board feel old, lol
  19. Sounds like something that would be a thing. I wish we had more tall buildings in elevated places. Like along the crest of the valley on both sides. Or like on Alpine where the Salvation Army is....man, a tall building there would have amazing views.
  20. That frigging thing is still not occupied. I have no idea wtf is going on there. They were installing flooring a few weeks back. Seems to go in spurts. So bizarre.
  21. I guess I didn’t realize it would go over the existing parking structure. That’s kind of cool
  22. Was looking at a friends location on maps and saw this for the first time.....odd, but kinda neat! I still have a case of town club bottles.
  23. Harmony is actually moving their equipment anyway https://www.instagram.com/reel/CnPkS8Ch16A/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
  24. Restore the Rapids offices are directly across from that area. I imagine /hope that's on purpose
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