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38 minutes ago, joeDowntown said:

Found this on their website. Must be an older concept as it looks like it's 5 stories taller now:

 

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I saw that as well and thought maybe it was the hotel going next to those new apartments in the same area?  Now that I look at it, it closer it looks like it is the same site.

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20 hours ago, Jonesey said:

Developers look to build 10-story mixed-use building on the Grand River

Finally some height outside of downtown!  I really hope this gets built as proposed.

 

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Oddly enough though, barely taller than the 4 story bank across the street. Probably just a rough draft kinda thing.

 

Also, has that bank always been a bank? It just screams converted hotel to me.

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It's about time anyone is doing anything over there. It never ceases to amaze me that this isolated pocket from Leonard to the Fish Ladder, that borders the broadest, and frankly the most scenic, part of the river in GR, is all just drab, 70s and 80s (industrial?) concrete boxes and parking lots right up on the river! Just another part of town that froze itself to the 70s.

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4 hours ago, Cookin_peacocks said:

Oddly enough though, barely taller than the 4 story bank across the street. Probably just a rough draft kinda thing.

 

Also, has that bank always been a bank? It just screams converted hotel to me.

I notices that too, I think the scaling is just a little off.  IIRC correctly it has always been Mercantile and they built it.

 

3 hours ago, GR_Urbanist said:

It's about time anyone is doing anything over there. It never ceases to amaze me that this isolated pocket from Leonard to the Fish Ladder, that borders the broadest, and frankly the most scenic, part of the river in GR, is all just drab, 70s and 80s (industrial?) concrete boxes and parking lots right up on the river! Just another part of town that froze itself to the 70s.

Agree 100%, hope this spurs more.

Whatever happened to that hotel that was proposed next to the new apartments?  Did covid kill that?

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On 11/5/2022 at 1:04 PM, Cookin_peacocks said:

Also, has that bank always been a bank? It just screams converted hotel to me.

It was originally half the width it is now along Scribner. I don't remember exactly when it was expanded, though.

On 11/5/2022 at 1:24 PM, GR_Urbanist said:

It's about time anyone is doing anything over there. It never ceases to amaze me that this isolated pocket from Leonard to the Fish Ladder, that borders the broadest, and frankly the most scenic, part of the river in GR, is all just drab, 70s and 80s (industrial?) concrete boxes and parking lots right up on the river! Just another part of town that froze itself to the 70s.

I think the culprits for that are 131 and 196, which cut that area off from everything around it.

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2 hours ago, Khorasaurus1 said:

It was originally half the width it is now along Scribner. I don't remember exactly when it was expanded, though.

I think the culprits for that are 131 and 196, which cut that area off from everything around it.

They expanded it a few years ago. Less than 5 I feel. 

 

It just looks like a former hotel next to a highway. I always thought it was a hotel in it's past.

 

Guess I'm wrong

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1 hour ago, Zads said:

This just hits the edge of the city. I don't know what part of the intersection, but great news for more housing in the area.

https://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/2022/12/240-unit-apartment-development-coming-to-grand-rapids.html?utm_campaign=mlivenews_sf&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

Behind Lincoln Square senior living community on the last piece of the old MSU ag station property that's not been developed yet.

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Has anyone seen/read any updates ion Sovengard’s new space? I’ve seen that they’ve done a couple pop ups, but no updates on the new space yet. Keep meaning to drive by to see what progress has happened so far but haven’t yet. 
 

They’ve obviously missed their original fall opening date, so makes me nervous to not see much movement

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1 hour ago, Winston1206 said:

Has anyone seen/read any updates ion Sovengard’s new space? I’ve seen that they’ve done a couple pop ups, but no updates on the new space yet. Keep meaning to drive by to see what progress has happened so far but haven’t yet. 
 

They’ve obviously missed their original fall opening date, so makes me nervous to not see much movement

I drove by the 'new location' a week or so ago and it doesn't look like there's any movement/activity in the space. There could be some work being done that isn't visible from the street but looks pretty standstill. :dontknow:

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3 hours ago, Cookin_peacocks said:

Did I miss something going in next to 601? I noticed this plot of land all torn up

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No idea really what's going on, but just noodling around on the interweb just now when I should be doing something more constructive, here is what I found:

The address of the property is 153 Seward NW and it was sold to Uptown Properties LLC fairly recently.  The agent for Uptown Properties is listed as Daniel S Terpstra of 152 E 6TH ST, HOLLAND, MI, 49423.  I'm guessing his middle name is Sean and this is his Linked In page - 

 LinkedIn: sean terpstra realtor

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It looks like its the same developer who built the apartments at 810 Fulton E and 937 Fulton E.  I'm guessing it's going to be a similar project.  They are also developing 937 Fulton.

Really great infill for underutilized properties, we could use about 1000 more of these across the city.

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23 hours ago, Jonesey said:

It looks like its the same developer who built the apartments at 810 Fulton E and 937 Fulton E.  I'm guessing it's going to be a similar project.  They are also developing 937 Fulton.

Really great infill for underutilized properties, we could use about 1000 more of these across the city.

just looked at 810 fulton on google earth....i really like those. I can think of several lots in Creston where similar infill would work really well.

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