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Hopson Flats Renovation Project

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Much more information about the Hopson Flats project on Grandville Ave (originally mentioned here) in the DDA's agenda for this week.

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It looks nice with the expanded sidewalks and the trees added along the front. I believe I read recently that Grandville Ave in that area will be rebuilt next year? Anyone know for sure?

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I believe I read recently that Grandville Ave in that area will be rebuilt next year? Anyone know for sure?

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Oh man, that would be awesome. The street is absolutely murderous for automobile suspension and tires along there.

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Good news indeed. Actualy, I'm surprised that road wasn't fixed up years ago, since the ITP HQ and transit station has been there for about two years now.

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I thought it was city standard to wait until a street has become busy and thriving to close it down and rebuild it. :wacko:

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WOOD-TV just did a story about this project. It sounds like GVSU students are helping in the design. They also talked briefly about RiverGrand (of course). I will post a link to the video if WOOD-TV puts it on their website.

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Project gets approval for tax reimbursements:

"John Green and Doug Gulker won approval for $320,466 in tax reimbursements for their planned renovation of the old Kentwood Office Furniture Buildings, 212-216 Grandville Ave. SW, into student apartments known as Hopson Flats."

Complete story on Knapescorner on Mlive.

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Other amenities include a fitness center, a study lounge, on-site laundry facilities, and an

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It's interesting that the main entrance and focal point will be on the South side facing Williams St.

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5. Some paid cheerleaders led us down a path about new market tax credits that turned out to be BS.

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Hopson Flats has a new website. It's apparently $455 - $575/bed/month. Many of the four bedroom plans are $475/bed.

I'm surprised they don't have a picture of the building on there.

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The FIRST FLOOR looks cool with the gameroom, retail space, and the garden patio area on the SW corner.

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I wonder if whoever made the rendering had enough information on what the buildings actually looked like. The proportions are a little off.

With that out of the way, I agree with how cool the first floor looks.

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Cutting holes for the windows I presume. They are moving right along on this.

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For those who choose to use public transportation instead of a car, we’ll credit your rent $25 per month.

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As a recent student who moved to gr for school there's NO WAY I could've afforded living at this place. I could barely afford the $550 a month rent split between myself and a roommate at The Waters House apt complex at college and fulton. At least there all I had to pay for was my electricity, heat was included. I suppose all the kids whose parents pick up the tab could afford this place. Not sure how it compares to the dorms. At least the waters house had a pool and lots of free parking, though I'm sure the living environment at Hopson Flats will be a lot cooler.

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As a recent student who moved to gr for school there's NO WAY I could've afforded living at this place. I could barely afford the $550 a month rent split between myself and a roommate at The Waters House apt complex at college and fulton. At least there all I had to pay for was my electricity, heat was included. I suppose all the kids whose parents pick up the tab could afford this place. Not sure how it compares to the dorms. At least the waters house had a pool and lots of free parking, though I'm sure the living environment at Hopson Flats will be a lot cooler.

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ya the rent here is outrageous!! 1600 per 4 bed unit plus utilities. (thats the cheapest per person unit)

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