mpchicago

Warner Tower - Lyon and Ottawa

Recommended Posts

2 hours ago, MJLO said:

I would agree with the Ann St hotel, but I'd consider the Hampton borderline, you can get anywhere downtown within a reasonable walk from there.

:huh: Have you seen the average convention goer? They're not exactly 25 and sprightly. That Michigan St hill is a beast. Does that hotel run a shuttle bus? 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


15 hours ago, GRDadof3 said:

:huh: Have you seen the average convention goer? They're not exactly 25 and sprightly. That Michigan St hill is a beast. Does that hotel run a shuttle bus? 

I would hope they do if they want to compete. Unless, of course, they only ever planned on being a hotel used by people utilizing the healthcare services of the Michigan hill.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, GRLaker said:

I would hope they do if they want to compete. Unless, of course, they only ever planned on being a hotel used by people utilizing the healthcare services of the Michigan hill.

Downtown has become a HUGE wedding destination. A lot cheaper to book a block of rooms there then at the Amway-run hotels. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 hours ago, MJLO said:

I would agree with the Ann St hotel, but I'd consider the Hampton borderline, you can get anywhere downtown within a reasonable walk from there.

This is what Experience GR has listed as downtown hotels

Screen Shot 2017-01-25 at 10.35.41 AM.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/2/2017 at 7:08 PM, ironyisadeadscene said:

They were drilling at the site today when I walked past like they are at the Hinman site

Drill baby drill. 

32315663750_4e3dd76911_b.jpg

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Updated drawrings with the new hotel. It's officially 150 Ottawa (Warner Tower) and 140 Ottawa (Hyatt Place).

32589775400_48a55038d2_b.jpg

 

Quite a large main floor retail space. I thought maybe for the restaurant but I see that's on the second floor. 

32589744110_927069413f_o.jpg

 

32816285042_2c9cf91bfd_b.jpg

 

 

32589743750_b3c1bd1aa9_b.jpg

 

Yada yada yada, and the requisite Grand Rapids - mandated top floor/12th floor.

32816284822_9c7848e251_b.jpg

The whole packet is here if you want to see. It didn't appear that anything was changed on the office tower portion:

http://grcity.us/engineering-department/BoardsCommissionAndAuthority/DT Agenda 02.22.17.pdf

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

53 minutes ago, GRDadof3 said:

New imaginery. It's too bad these aren't twice as tall. But then where would everyone park? :)

33220522780_e649f1f733_b.jpg

 

I like it a lot more with the lack of the minifridge handle. Also, is this a sign of a move toward a bluish grey exterior? Or am I just seeing blue sky reflecting off of it? It just seems lighter than previous renderings that paint it to look as black as the Spectrum Health north office building. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looking forward to this infill after 50 years as parking lot.  WOW a half century!  Unreal.

Edited by mpchicago
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Really going to change that corner. Crazy driving through the s curves now and seeing all the new infill. Arena Place and bobville filled one hole and this will fill another between the Courthouse and Mckay tower 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, arcturus said:

Providing a little perspective from then and now - 

 

A real throwback. Old West Michigan Grand Prix, you can watch it on Vimeo but it won't show on here.

 

 

Edited by WMrapids

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another surface lot gone!  I wish this was twice as tall, but I like the look of it so far, good infill.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

I actually thinks this gives a great vision for what it's going to feel like. Overall I'm pretty excited about the infill here. 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, GVSUChris said:

 

I actually thinks this gives a great vision for what it's going to feel like. Overall I'm pretty excited about the infill here. 

Same. Only thing I'm a little worried about isn't the parking structure but I guess we'll see!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, ironyisadeadscene said:

looks quite a bit taller over the courthouse. That stands pretty tall in that part of downtown. 

Yeah, if the Courthouse is to scale, it should be pretty visible in the skyline.

Joe

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, ironyisadeadscene said:

looks quite a bit taller over the courthouse. That stands pretty tall in that part of downtown. 

Uhhh, yeah, I don't think the video is to scale. :) The courthouse is 13 stories and 206 feet tall, which are unusually tall floors, even for a commercial building.

https://www.emporis.com/buildings/133758/kent-county-courthouse-grand-rapids-mi-usa

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.