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www.grandlanding.com

Check it out!

This is going in Grand Haven and has the potential to be a great addition to West Michigan.

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www.grandlanding.com

Check it out! :yahoo:

This is going in Grand Haven and has the potential to be a great addition to West Michigan.

holy crap!

I was in GH a couple weeks ago and I can't believe how much new stuff there is between downtown and Spring Lake. It does seem like things have been busy there.

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Sorry I didn't know how to post pictures but if someone else could that would be great!

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Interesting. Here's a few from Commerce Realty's web site.

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It doesn't look as nice in plan view. Parking, parking, parking....

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Unfortunately for boaters, you can't get to this area in anything but a canoe.

It is on a channel that is south of the Grand River and is limited by the low highway bridge to the east and the low railroad bridge to the west.

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Railroad bridge

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Highway bridge (in background)

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Thanks Civitas, that was fast!

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I thing GRDadof3 first mentioned Grand Landing here.

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Wheres Duane Faust on this one? :P

This looks good for GH

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Civitas,

You're correct about the boats. We take our "dinghy" through that channel all the time. It's tough to navigat even it that small of a craft.

The pictures clearly show larger boats though. You don't suppose they have plans to somehow do something with the three bridges? The 3rd street bridge that connect to Harbor Island was just re-opened to cars recently, the tracks are still uses, and the US31 is obviously still used.

It would be very cool if boaters could tie-up and enjoy the restaurants, etc but it would really stink if the waterfront wasn't usable to boaters.

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Civitas,

You're correct about the boats. We take our "dinghy" through that channel all the time. It's tough to navigat even it that small of a craft.

The pictures clearly show larger boats though. You don't suppose they have plans to somehow do something with the three bridges? The 3rd street bridge that connect to Harbor Island was just re-opened to cars recently, the tracks are still uses, and the US31 is obviously still used.

It would be very cool if boaters could tie-up and enjoy the restaurants, etc but it would really stink if the waterfront wasn't usable to boaters.

MDOT has a desire to rebuild the drawbridge some day. If and when that happens they will raise the south channel bridge too. There is no funding. You can guess when that might happen, if ever.

The railroad bridge is possibly harder to raise because of the minimal gradient that trains gain climb. Unfortunately, even if it were raised the city recently rebuilt the next bridge towards Lake Michigan too low (Third Street).

The big boats look nice in the sketches, but they're not feasible.

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I just hope it doesn't kill downtown Grand Haven. There are some great restaurants down there and they are being replaced by franchises that just aren't as good.

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Anyone frequent the Grand Haven area that could get some pictures? I haven't been over there since June and am really curious as to how this giant project is moving along.

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Anyone frequent the Grand Haven area that could get some pictures? I haven't been over there since June and am really curious as to how this giant project is moving along.

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It's been awhile since the request but I got some picture of the first finished building on February 9th. The weather wasn't great, but that's winter in Michigan.

Here is a shot of the whole building. The first floor is retail, the rest are condos.

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Here is the interior where they made it feel like a main street. The retail on the front of the building is pretty full, but these interior spaces are mostly vacant.

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Here is the rest of the site, along with the sign advertising the development.

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Thanks for the update, Eridony. Do you (or anyone else) know how tall the hotel building is supposed to be, and when this whole project is supposed to be complete? Hopefully sometime this summer?

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Here is the latest on the Grand Haven hotel race. Actually looks as if something across US-31 from Grand Landing will happen first.

Muskegon Chronicle Article

Thanks for the update, Eridony. Do you (or anyone else) know how tall the hotel building is supposed to be, and when this whole project is supposed to be complete? Hopefully sometime this summer?

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Thanks for the update, Eridony. Do you (or anyone else) know how tall the hotel building is supposed to be, and when this whole project is supposed to be complete? Hopefully sometime this summer?

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Here is your update grand raggidy:

Grand Landing seeks outside investors to finance Hilton Garden Inn Hotel

In a memorandum to the Grand Haven City Council, a Grand Landing official said a California businessman is interested in taking over the hotel development and would sell revenue bonds to pay for it. Project costs and details on how much the bonds would raise have not been released.

But Grand Landing officials say the city would not be asked to contribute to the financing.

Plans call for R. Morgan Burkett, president of Legacy Hospitality, to purchase land from Grand Landing LLC and develop the hotel. In a separate venture, Burkett is developing the Hyatt Place Hotel in Grand Rapids.

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Well I remember to head down to Grand Haven before driving back to GR on Sunday. So here is your picture update:

I can't say I'm too impressed with these so called "Row Houses," but I'm picky so I'll let everyone else decide what they thing.

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Another view with a nice car in it to make up for the "Row Houses" lack of color:

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It's cool they have rear garages, but if this is supposed to be an alley why is it as wide as a neighborhood street?

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The only other completed part of Grand Landing. It's the same as my earlier pictures but without the snow:

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Does Michigan really need drive-thru candy stores?

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