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4 hours ago, GR_Urbanist said:

There appears to be something about to take place with the home @715 Michigan St. NE and 709 (I think I got that address right). There is a singular fence around both buildings (One home and one storefront), and the sign out front is Orion Construction.

I saw that too.  They applied for a demo permit and it said they intended to rebuild, no idea what though.

 

3 hours ago, Cookin_peacocks said:

They'd be smart to add air rights, but what would you put there? And would it interfere with the aeromed copters?

They really should!  That's what I said about the addition to the last one.  Tthe views up there are probably fantastic of both heritage hill and downtown.  Maybe build some employee housing as an incentive rather than $5000 bonuses?

I'm not sure about the FAA rules.  It seems like the chopper always comes in from the west.  The JW helipad is used quite a bit and its sandwiched between the Amway and Plaza towers, so I do think it would be much of an issue

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3 hours ago, Floyd_Z said:

I saw that too.  They applied for a demo permit and it said they intended to rebuild, no idea what though.

Green Skies’ dispensary on the main level. Apartments on the second floor. 

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19 hours ago, Floyd_Z said:

I saw that too.  They applied for a demo permit and it said they intended to rebuild, no idea what though.

 

They really should!  That's what I said about the addition to the last one.  Tthe views up there are probably fantastic of both heritage hill and downtown.  Maybe build some employee housing as an incentive rather than $5000 bonuses?

I'm not sure about the FAA rules.  It seems like the chopper always comes in from the west.  The JW helipad is used quite a bit and its sandwiched between the Amway and Plaza towers, so I do think it would be much of an issue

The JW helipad is for one of the DeVos. It's his and his only. It's pretty crazy they added that just for him to fly his private copter

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Cook building on the corner  is coming down imminently.  City was there last week doing something something sewer and power. Emails went to staff about it and the impact on Lafayette traffic.  I'm avoiding that, already borked, intersection for the near future.  It really needs a reconfiguration.  At 630am and pm, staff coming and going is a bit of a mess.

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On 5/22/2022 at 10:08 AM, grandrollerz said:

Cook building on the corner  is coming down imminently.  City was there last week doing something something sewer and power. Emails went to staff about it and the impact on Lafayette traffic.  I'm avoiding that, already borked, intersection for the near future.  It really needs a reconfiguration.  At 630am and pm, staff coming and going is a bit of a mess.

Exciting. At 11 stories, the new facility will be one of the tallest on Medical Mile. HDVCH is 14 but it's down the hill a bit. :)

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On 5/22/2022 at 10:08 AM, grandrollerz said:

Cook building on the corner  is coming down imminently.  City was there last week doing something something sewer and power. Emails went to staff about it and the impact on Lafayette traffic.  I'm avoiding that, already borked, intersection for the near future.  It really needs a reconfiguration.  At 630am and pm, staff coming and going is a bit of a mess.

There was a fence around this site on Saturday. Wonder if it's gone already. :)

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7 hours ago, GRDadof3 said:

There was a fence around this site on Saturday. Wonder if it's gone already. :)

It didn't look like it as of yesterday.  Maybe they're still doing some interior demo?

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Seems like there would be some salvage value in 4 roof top AC units rather than just demoing them. I assume they were all working before they closed up shop there. With long lead times on everything, I would think a good working used unit would make a good repair option.

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7 hours ago, Raildude's dad said:

Seems like there would be some salvage value in 4 roof top AC units rather than just demoing them. I assume they were all working before they closed up shop there. With long lead times on everything, I would think a good working used unit would make a good repair option.

Ok. T thank you! I was thinking the same thing! They didn’t even take down the blinds! I wonder what else was salvageable. We can’t just go bury it, we’re running out of holes in the ground. 

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21 hours ago, Raildude's dad said:

Seems like there would be some salvage value in 4 roof top AC units rather than just demoing them. I assume they were all working before they closed up shop there. With long lead times on everything, I would think a good working used unit would make a good repair option.

That is pretty crazy. Watch, when they open the new building, they’ll brag about it being a triple-gold something something LEED standard, environmentally friendly building. ;)

Honestly seems like a miss on both Spectrum and the demo company. It is surprising in this market that they wouldn’t have a decent value. 

Joe

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