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36th Street GM stamping plant site to be redeveloped

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This is big news. They mention the very low 5.6% vacancy rate of industrial space in West Michigan. 

https://mibiz.com/item/24250-franklin-partners-to-lead-development-at-former-gm-stamping-plant-known-as-site-36

WYOMING — Stakeholders looking to redevelop one of West Michigan’s most storied industrial sites and attract high-quality manufacturing jobs have brought on a new partner.

Franklin Partners LLC, the Grand Rapids- and Naperville, Ill.-based commercial development and property management firm, will take over as lead marketer and development partner for the Site 36 Industrial Park in Wyoming, principal Don Shoemaker told MiBiz in an exclusive interview last week.

 

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My dad worked there, when it was GM, for 30 years, and I remember touring the plant in like 1984 or so, and it took FOREVER to walk it. So it is a massive plot of earth.

 

Happy to see it being used again. Not happy that it is being designed like an old industrial park.

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I have to agree with Franklin Partners. When it's just a big massive piece of land, and most of your potential users are 100,000 or 200,000 sf, it's hard for them to envision how they'll be situated on the site. You have to get some of the roads in and get some construction going to create momentum. 

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20 minutes ago, mielsonwheels said:

There could be some activity here in the not so distant future, another potential 1/2 million square foot facility

Do tell. Rhymes with... ? LOL. Any idea of a timeline for an announcement?

Joe

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2 hours ago, joeDowntown said:

Do tell. Rhymes with... ? LOL. Any idea of a timeline for an announcement?

Joe

Crood mistribution pacility... :tw_smirk: my rhyming skills need some work I guess.

Sorry my last post was a bit misleading, I have no idea on an announcement, this is just budgetary stuff at the moment, no drawings yet that I know of.

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15 minutes ago, mielsonwheels said:

Crood mistribution pacility... :tw_smirk: my rhyming skills need some work I guess.

Sorry my last post was a bit misleading, I have no idea on an announcement, this is just budgetary stuff at the moment, no drawings yet that I know of.

What word rhymes with crood? :P

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35 minutes ago, GRDadof3 said:

What word rhymes with crood? :P

Crude (or maybe this one is a homophone rather than a rhyming word)
Lewd
Nude
Rude

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6 minutes ago, organsnyder said:

Crude (or maybe this one is a homophone rather than a rhyming word)
Lewd
Nude
Rude

Nude distribution facility (ie data center for porn?). :rofl:

What's with all the porn on this site lately.

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2 hours ago, Sparty97 said:

I'm guessing Food...

  • Whole Food(s)?
  • Gordon Food (Service)?
  • Spartan Food?
  • Target Food?
  • Amazon Food (Prime - 1-hour delivery??)

It makes a lot of sense, Franklin Partners owns the old Steelcase factories along Broardmoor which are all filled now with contract food manufacturers. Some of them may be looking at expanding (again). 

Someone from FP lurks and posts on here... 

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