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Just now, Cookin_peacocks said:

Beautiful! Is that portion under construction? I assumed they were just building the ramp and building on to it later.

This building is not yet under construction.

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Y'all there appears to be a discrepancy between the two renderings we have here.  The first rendering show's the view point on Monroe looking south which show's the building lining the new garage south to east making it appear to be built on top of the existing research center. 

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The second rendering pictured from the point of view of the Morton shows the building lining the ramp going north to east along the freeway side,which is MUCH more logical. 

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My assumption is that both of these renderings are just conceptual and we have yet to see what the finished product will look like.  Was any timeline put forth?

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2 hours ago, MJLO said:

Y'all there appears to be a discrepancy between the two renderings we have here.  The first rendering show's the view point on Monroe looking south which show's the building lining the new garage south to east making it appear to be built on top of the existing research center. 

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The second rendering pictured from the point of view of the Morton shows the building lining the ramp going north to east along the freeway side,which is MUCH more logical. 

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My assumption is that both of these renderings are just conceptual and we have yet to see what the finished product will look like.  Was any timeline put forth?

No, this is how the building is laid out (relatively speaking)

) Yellow is the angle from the first rendering, as if you're driving on 196. 

) Green is the angle from the second rendering, as if you just walked out of Atwater Brewing and looked Northeast

) Red is the Perrigo building built partially on top of the parking ramp in black

) Blue is the innovation center under construction

You can't really see the innovation center in either rendering. The second rendering, MSU med center is at the far right. 

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4 hours ago, mpchicago said:

More than ever, the city needs to move forward on completing the Calder Plaza plan as a bridge to connect this area with the downtown core.   Furthermore the city should consider opening up the wall at the SE corner of Michigan and Monroe with some stairs to connect directly with Calder Plaza.  

Here is another vantage from NW corner of Monroe and Michigan

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I could not agree with you more.  The whole government center ramp/complex and city hall and the county building are pretty outdated.  It seems like it would be easy enough to  sell that SE corner to a developer.  I don't think city hall or the county building will be going anywhere soon, they keep dumping money into them.  City offices are spread all over, it would be nice to have one central location.  That whole stretch of Ottawa b/w Michigan and Lyon is gross.

I am pretty excited for this project though, I think it will help spur future development north of the highway.  Doesn't MSU own that old quality auto parcel?  This and the future Spectrum offices will help eliminate some "dead zones"

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13 hours ago, GRDadof3 said:

No, this is how the building is laid out (relatively speaking)

) Yellow is the angle from the first rendering, as if you're driving on 196. 

) Green is the angle from the second rendering, as if you just walked out of Atwater Brewing and looked Northeast

) Red is the Perrigo building built partially on top of the parking ramp in black

) Blue is the innovation center under construction

You can't really see the innovation center in either rendering. The second rendering, MSU med center is at the far right. 

 

 

 

Ahhhh- Thank you for the correction it makes so much more sense now!

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14 hours ago, Floyd_Z said:

I could not agree with you more.  The whole government center ramp/complex and city hall and the county building are pretty outdated.  It seems like it would be easy enough to  sell that SE corner to a developer.  I don't think city hall or the county building will be going anywhere soon, they keep dumping money into them.  City offices are spread all over, it would be nice to have one central location.  That whole stretch of Ottawa b/w Michigan and Lyon is gross.

I am pretty excited for this project though, I think it will help spur future development north of the highway.  Doesn't MSU own that old quality auto parcel?  This and the future Spectrum offices will help eliminate some "dead zones"

Yes, the own the entire mini-block there up to 600 Monroe and over to Icon. 

Here's a video with some more images and a flyby:

https://s3.eu-west-3.amazonaws.com/perrigo.com/perrigo_com_assets/article-videos/Perrigo_North_American_Corporate_HQ_1.mp4

Sorry, flyby is in this video about 38 seconds into it:

https://wzzm13.com/embeds/video/69-73b6db46-af2c-46a3-b3cf-bfc12892fed4/iframe

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Wow. I saw the renderings yesterday (I like the building), but I missed the fact that Perrigo is moving their HQ downtown (had moved off the page). This is big news and should be a REALLY solid anchor for medical mile / the research facilities (both MSU and VAI). That's amazing news!

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8 hours ago, mpchicago said:

CWD was talking about attracting a new global headquarters to a renovated Fifth Third Center.   I wonder if they where in the running for the Perrigo headquarters?

I was thinking the exact same thing today.

 


So to be clear, the first seven floors aren't just an extension of the parking ramp are they?  I know it looks different from the top three floors.

It would be kind of silly to go in and cut all that precast they just put in.

 

EDIT:  Nevermind looks like it is in fact parking judging by the flyover video.

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I’m confused by what you’re asking. Are the first 7 floors parking? No, from the articles I’ve read. It sounds like Perrigo is taking the top 3 floors, and they’re looking for other tenants for the rest of the space (it’s a 10 story building):

Perrigo will occupy the top three-floors of the building, and floors two through seven will be available for other tenants, he said. At this time, no other tenants have been recruited for the space. The building will include shared amenities on the first-floor.”

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On 10/28/2020 at 9:37 PM, joeDowntown said:

I’m confused by what you’re asking. Are the first 7 floors parking? No, from the articles I’ve read. It sounds like Perrigo is taking the top 3 floors, and they’re looking for other tenants for the rest of the space (it’s a 10 story building):

Perrigo will occupy the top three-floors of the building, and floors two through seven will be available for other tenants, he said. At this time, no other tenants have been recruited for the space. The building will include shared amenities on the first-floor.”

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That's good. I too thought the entire lower portion was more parking. 

It's interesting now that I drive by the parking ramp, I can see where they've left the columns a bit unfinished to receive a building on top. 

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(Small news) I noticed the old car wash on Michigan and Eastern has be getting work done to it lately. I was wondering when that would be redeveloped. did some digging and unfortunately all the work is to just turn it into a laundry mat. I know there are already plenty f bars and restaurants on this strip but if I'm being honest I was hoping for another.... or at least better than another laundry mat.      

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56 minutes ago, HavingAhoot said:

(Small news) I noticed the old car wash on Michigan and Eastern has be getting work done to it lately. I was wondering when that would be redeveloped. did some digging and unfortunately all the work is to just turn it into a laundry mat. I know there are already plenty f bars and restaurants on this strip but if I'm being honest I was hoping for another.... or at least better than another laundry mat.      

The newer one? Thunder mountain?

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I suppose all of the chemical run-off from the car wash doesnt make it a great redevelopment option for much more.

I will be facinated as to how they turn a car wash into one.

I always had fantasized  about starting  a laundromat that had arcade games, study tables, wi-fi, food vending machines, and TVs with movies or sports, for students that need a place to wash clothes, but not the boredom and otherwise unproductive time waiting. 

Likely this one will just be a more stereotypical one. LOL!

 

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16 hours ago, HavingAhoot said:

(Small news) I noticed the old car wash on Michigan and Eastern has be getting work done to it lately. I was wondering when that would be redeveloped. did some digging and unfortunately all the work is to just turn it into a laundry mat. I know there are already plenty f bars and restaurants on this strip but if I'm being honest I was hoping for another.... or at least better than another laundry mat.      

But will I still be able to wash my dog there???

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12 hours ago, GR_Urbanist said:

I always had fantasized  about starting  a laundromat that had arcade games, study table...

Same.
Think: Tap room in the front, laundry in the back.   Try our Tumble Dry Stout!


It seems like a good location for a laundromat, it is next to a lot of housing.
Laundromats are under appreciated neighborhood assets.

Would not be surprised if this business is temporary.

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13 hours ago, GR_Urbanist said:

I suppose all of the chemical run-off from the car wash doesnt make it a great redevelopment option for much more.

I will be facinated as to how they turn a car wash into one.

I always had fantasized  about starting  a laundromat that had arcade games, study tables, wi-fi, food vending machines, and TVs with movies or sports, for students that need a place to wash clothes, but not the boredom and otherwise unproductive time waiting. 

Likely this one will just be a more stereotypical one. LOL!

 

This would be cool. I always have left to run an errand while doing my laundry at College/Michigan. I think this one said it will be an unattended laundry mat

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I can’t recall the details but a friend once told me about a laundromat that had one washer that was a false front.  It always had an out of order sign on it but if you knew the code or whatnot, it would swing open and was an entrance to a speakeasy.  Might’ve been in Philly.

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On 11/11/2020 at 8:33 AM, whitemice said:

Same.
Think: Tap room in the front, laundry in the back.   Try our Tumble Dry Stout!


It seems like a good location for a laundromat, it is next to a lot of housing.
Laundromats are under appreciated neighborhood assets.

Would not be surprised if this business is temporary.

temporary?  why do you say that?  what if it's the permanent home of the laundromat on Michigan and College because it's getting torn down to make way for new development?

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On 11/12/2020 at 11:30 PM, grandrollerz said:

temporary?  why do you say that?

It seems small for a laundromat on a valuable corner lot. 

On 11/12/2020 at 11:30 PM, grandrollerz said:

temporary?  why do you say that?  what if it's the permanent home of the laundromat on Michigan and College because it's getting torn down to make way for new development?

That would be great! First, anything that reduces the number of curb cuts at that terrible intersection. Also, it can't be worse than the low sprawly-style  stuff that exists at that intersection today.
I haven't seen any news though.

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On 12/9/2020 at 12:51 PM, ctpgr34 said:

Not the best pic, but something:)

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I'm really liking the glass on this project, on the Michigan Street side. Nice and transparent. 

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I rarely use the Ottawa off ramp but was surprised this new building definitely has a "Boom you are downtown!" feeling. I like it it has a good density feeling right off the highway.  

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