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On the Planning Commission's agenda for Thursdays meeting is a change to the north building in the development on Union north of Michigan. Here is a rendering of the redesigned building.

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Looks pretty sharp! :)

Does anyone have any details on this one? I am out of the loop.

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Oh, you're not out of the loop andy! You're here, aren't you? That looks like a new rendering for the Women's Health Center opening at the Mid Towne Village project on Michigan East of College. It looks quite a bit taller than originally planned (10 stories?). Take a look at the agenda, the elevation of this building along the highway has parking ramps on the first 3 floors :blink:

http://www.ci.grand-rapids.mi.us/meeting.p...423&type=agenda

You should add this to the Downtown Development Briefs thread (close enough).

The only article link I could find:

http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/grpress/index.html?ts=1045839029

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Oh, you're not out of the loop andy! You're here, aren't you? That looks like a new rendering for the Women's Health Center opening at the Mid Towne Village project on Michigan East of College. It looks quite a bit taller than originally planned (10 stories?). Take a look at the agenda, the elevation of this building along the highway has parking ramps on the first 3 floors :blink:

http://www.ci.grand-rapids.mi.us/meeting.p...423&type=agenda

You should add this to the Downtown Development Briefs thread (close enough).

The only article link I could find:

http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/grpress/index.html?ts=1045839029

Yah I noticed all that parking too, but at least its well-hidden and the front of the building looks nice. More developers should take a lesson from this with regard to parking... :whistling:

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Yah I noticed all that parking too, but at least its well-hidden and the front of the building looks nice. More developers should take a lesson from this with regard to parking... :whistling:

Yes, it's a NICE looking building, and way taller than I would have expected in that development. I'm glad they added the parking underneath, too, instead of making a big parking lot out to Michigan like St Mary's Hospital has on Jefferson :sick: Great catch, andy!

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Is it me or does this building look familar to the buiding on Grandville the exchange building? :o

yeah it does a little bit.. and welcome aboard

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I like this building but I am starting to wonder if it will get built with all of the restrictions the state is putting on medical offices that want to have surgery rooms. Does anyone know the scoop? :blink:

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I like this building but I am starting to wonder if it will get built with all of the restrictions the state is putting on medical offices that want to have surgery rooms. Does anyone know the scoop? :blink:

I don't think it's a make or break issue for this project Joe. It sounds like they would LIKE to have 4 surgical/operating rooms as part of the complex, but not HAVE to have them, since Spectrum is less than a mile away. Basically this is just to consolidate a number of Spectrum-run Women's Clinics around Kent County.

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Sounds like the hearing was a piece of cake. The commissioners and two neighbors who showed up were not at all concerned about height, just how the building would sit on the small campus. Here was the only comment from a nearby resident:

"You need more height, make it higher, no problem," said Duane DeRoo, who lives a block from the site. "We're just concerned that there's good architectural mix coming east, not the bland look to the west."

http://www.mlive.com/news/grpress/index.ss...9330.xml&coll=6

Mr. DeRoo, are you a forumer here?

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