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GRDadof3    1830

Big news.

 

616 Development & Rockford Construction partner to buy complex of buildings on Alabama Avenue. 

 

GRBJ: Developer buys urban property for $1.6M

 

I love that warehouse facing Alabama. Glad to see 616 doing something with it finally. Seems like GR has reached the point where every last remaining building downtown to be redeveloped will have a project attached to it before the end of this year. This Alabama project actually wasn't the deal I was alluding to in my above post.

 

Here are the properties that show Hyatt as owning as of yet on the county's website:

 

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organsnyder    172

I also heard that a certain rapidly growing company in GR bought a building on the West Side recently...

 

Rapidly growing company, West Side... OST?

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KCLBADave    119

I love that warehouse facing Alabama. Glad to see 616 doing something with it finally. Seems like GR has reached the point where every last remaining building downtown to be redeveloped will have a project attached to it before the end of this year. This Alabama project actually wasn't the deal I was alluding to in my above post.

 

Here are the properties that show Hyatt as owning as of yet on the county's website:

 

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Jeff,

You are so correct about D-town buildings.  I predict that buildings in the first ring outside the D-town will be next.

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GRDadof3    1830

Rapidly growing company, West Side... OST?

 

I didn't say a "rapidly growing company on the west side." I only said "rapidly growing company in GR." ;)

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Gorath    20

I love that warehouse facing Alabama. Glad to see 616 doing something with it finally. Seems like GR has reached the point where every last remaining building downtown to be redeveloped will have a project attached to it before the end of this year. This Alabama project actually wasn't the deal I was alluding to in my above post.

 

Here are the properties that show Hyatt as owning as of yet on the county's website:

 

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The county records have been updated to show that Lofts on Alabama LLC not only owning 420 and 421 Alabama.  But also 448 & 458 1st Street.  They now own the entire NW corner of that block plus the parking lot across the street.  The mailing address for Lofts on Alabama LLC is the same as 616 Development's.

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GRDadof3    1830

The county records have been updated to show that Lofts on Alabama LLC not only owning 420 and 421 Alabama.  But also 448 & 458 1st Street.  They now own the entire NW corner of that block plus the parking lot across the street.  The mailing address for Lofts on Alabama LLC is the same as 616 Development's.

 

Yes, it was in the article above that 616 Development (with Rockford Construction) bought the properties.

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Anyone know what's going on in what looks to be an old gas station on the corner of Bridge and Garfield? I drive by everyday and they have finished demoing the interior, some changes to exterior and pallets of building materials have arrived inside now.

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thebeerqueer    200

Anyone know what's going on in what looks to be an old gas station on the corner of Bridge and Garfield? I drive by everyday and they have finished demoing the interior, some changes to exterior and pallets of building materials have arrived inside now.

 

I believe its going to be a small construction company/contractor office. I'll have to check my records this weekend.

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wingbert    490

http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2014/09/where_gas_station_is_proposed.html#incart_river

 

New gas station proposed for west side,  developer needs to residential lots to be rezoned to build.  SWAN APPROVES!   I'd say call Guinness but I'm pretty sure that these are the types of things SWAN likes. 

 

 

OK, got it.  For those of you keeping score at home:

 

- Gasoline, cigarettes, bags of chips, and fountain drinks = Yes!

 

- Young, hip, modern, collegiate, professional, housing = Boo!

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arcturus    145

OK, got it.  For those of you keeping score at home:

 

- Gasoline, cigarettes, bags of chips, and fountain drinks = Yes!

 

- Young, hip, modern, collegiate, professional, housing = Boo!

 

Is this a great country or what!

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GR_Urbanist    419

OK, got it.  For those of you keeping score at home:

 

- Gasoline, cigarettes, bags of chips, and fountain drinks = Yes!

 

- Young, hip, modern, collegiate, professional, housing = Boo!

I guess they have been hurting for a place to get scratch-off lottery tickets.  :ermm:

 

Strangely they aren't afraid of "traffic, noise, crime, drunkenness, trash and all types of evil from this. Good old SWAN!

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temporary.name    187

I guess they have been hurting for a place to get scratch-off lottery tickets.  :ermm:

 

Strangely they aren't afraid of "traffic, noise, crime, drunkenness, trash and all types of evil from this. Good old SWAN!

 

I use a gas station and I've only committed three felonies this month. That's not so bad, is it?

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MJLO    342

http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2014/09/project_calls_for_85_apartment.html#incart_river

 

Plans announced  85 more units to the 1000 already in development or under construction.    Plan is to Modify current structure at 420 Alabama, and build new structure across the street at 421 Alabama, if i'm reading it right.   Will SWAN fight this too?    I think this is awesome for the Bridge Street corridor.  It's already started to see a momentum shift,  do you think this and the other projects are enough to boost it to the momentum level seen in the East Hills?

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Gorath    20

I think Bridge street is the northern boarder of SWAN. And 420/421 Alabama is north of Bridge street.

 

Here's a snippet from the Brownfield Redevelopment Finance Authority agenda (9-18-14)

"The Developer has met with the West Grand Neighborhood Association and has
received support for the project, and the Economic Development Project Team
reviewed the project at its meeting on September 9, 2014."

 

Looks like this project is in West Grand.

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MJLO    342

For some reason I was under the impression that this area was now part of SWAN from West Grand.   I could be mistaken, it's not hard to confuse me. Perhaps thebeerqueer can shed some light,   Dave am I wrong?

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thebeerqueer    200

For some reason I was under the impression that this area was now part of SWAN from West Grand.   I could be mistaken, it's not hard to confuse me. Perhaps thebeerqueer can shed some light,   Dave am I wrong?

 Matt, you're right. When John Ball merged with SWAN, the boundaries were redrawn to extend north all the way to the highway. I don't think the city has the updated information on their website. That being said, the Alabama St project, is clearly a shared interest to both SWAN/JBAN and WGNO and should enhance the area.

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GRDadof3    1830

I've heard from a little birdy that there will be another enhancement to the West side announced next Tuesday.

 

 

How far West?

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thebeerqueer    200

I've heard from a little birdy that there will be another enhancement to the West side announced next Tuesday.

You couldn't have hinted at this on Sunday? I would've pressed for more details, even bribed.

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localtalent    24

Ah, so the West Side "Gateway" project by Rockford is getting kicked off?

 

Dunno if this specific announcement will be a full 'Gateway' project as previously envisioned, but it's a good one nevertheless.

 

It may help in reinforcing our recent reputation as a city.

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