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On 7/15/2019 at 5:17 PM, TheLonesomeHobo said:

Where exactly is this project located? I’m shocked I haven’t even seen it in passing given I live in the neighborhood.

 

On 7/12/2019 at 12:04 PM, GR_Urbanist said:

Progress on the mixed-use development just south of Wealthy. The mass of this is incredible along the street. Much more so in person.

Two more of these going down to Franklin will really transform the area profoundly!

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Does anyone know what project is being built just south of this apartment complex on Eastern?  Is it the apartment project that was proposed a few years ago or is it something new?   Looks like foundations are being placed all over the site.

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11 hours ago, sfloria said:

 

Does anyone know what project is being built just south of this apartment complex on Eastern?  Is it the apartment project that was proposed a few years ago or is it something new?   Looks like foundations are being placed all over the site.

LINC was awarded a LIHTC for that project.  It is a 3 or 4 story apartment building along Eastern and some townhouses around the corner.  Do not recall the number of units.

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This project has been speeding along.  More great infill that will hopefully spurr more redevelopment in the area.

"The mixed-use building will include 29 one-bedroom units, 33 two-bedroom units, an office staffed during business hours, fitness room, community room, and commercial space. The townhouses will have four bedrooms. All units and townhouses will be affordable. A 111-space parking lot, community garden, play area, and bicycle parking for residents will be located between the building and the townhouses"

https://www.grandrapidsmi.gov/Government/Programs-and-Initiatives/Development-with-Us/Projects/613-Eastern-Ave-SE

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Kinda of a "hey, what's that" post as well, but20210126_162843.thumb.jpg.929d05ddc3ecfa2d357aa33d7b90cb82.jpg it appears the corner of Wealthy and Fuller has sprouted a "Cubi". I just got a brief snow-filled glimpse at the red light, so I'm not sure what it does, but it looks nice all the same as opposed to the empty lot ot is in front of.

 

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1 hour ago, GR_Urbanist said:

Kinda of a "hey, what's that" post as well, but20210126_162843.thumb.jpg.929d05ddc3ecfa2d357aa33d7b90cb82.jpg it appears the corner of Wealthy and Fuller has sprouted a "Cubi". I just got a brief snow-filled glimpse at the red light, so I'm not sure what it does, but it looks nice all the same as opposed to the empty lot ot is in front of.

 

I think it is a grocery delivery system.  You order the groceries and they deliver it to one of these lockers and you pick it up.

about Cubi

 

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Now this is the type of news I missed hearing last year!

It must be the Kregel building, and the adjacent empty lot along Eastern.  Maybe the church across the street and its parking lot?

700 units is definitely going to take Wealthy to another level in terms of energy and additional businesses coming in, though.

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23 minutes ago, GR_Urbanist said:

Now this is the type of news I missed hearing last year!

It must be the Kregel building, and the adjacent empty lot along Eastern.  Maybe the church across the street and its parking lot?

700 units is definitely going to take Wealthy to another level in terms of energy and additional businesses coming in, though.

Those seem like the two logical spots for development, but I think they'd be WAY too small (and the historic district wouldn't allow it). 700 units seems like a REALLY high number though. The Grand Castle has ~520 (for comparison).

Unless it's closer to Division, near Mary Freebed. Or, across US-131 and they're talking about the warehouse on Wealthy and the big warehouse on Century.

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35 minutes ago, joeDowntown said:

Those seem like the two logical spots for development, but I think they'd be WAY too small (and the historic district wouldn't allow it). 700 units seems like a REALLY high number though. The Grand Castle has ~520 (for comparison).

Unless it's closer to Division, near Mary Freebed. Or, across US-131 and they're talking about the warehouse on Wealthy and the big warehouse on Century.

Joe

700??? I guess depending on where on Wealthy you're talking determines whether I think an extra zero was accidentally hit or not! haha. I'm very curious. 

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I didn't find this posted anywhere on here, but it looks like 616 Lofts sold the Kregel Building in 2019 to Wealthy & Charles LLC, which lists its only registered agent as Kurt Hassberger at Rockford Construction.

https://deedsselfservice.kentcountymi.gov/web/search/DOCSEARCH138S1

https://cofs.lara.state.mi.us/CorpWeb/CorpSearch/CorpSummary.aspx?ID=802326716&SEARCH_TYPE=3&CanReturn=True

https://rockfordconstruction.com/people/kurt-hassberger

Also, not sure if this is much of a secret, but I know that someone very, very high up at Rockford lives a couple of blocks from here.

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17 hours ago, Floyd_Z said:

Word on the streets is there's a large project being kicked around on Wealthy that would add over 700 units.  I would think more details would emerge shortly...

700 is massive. Only place I can think of would be the church and its parking lot. And it would have to be pretty tall to hit that number. Otherwise Wealthy and Division but isn't there already a retirement community going there? 

Maybe Rockford is buying the Kregel and the church and is planning a development on both corners. 

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Progress on the new buildings going up on Eastern, south of Wealthy. Nothing too dramatic, although I was surprised on the setback compared to the building next door. Maybe it's to create a bigger public space along the street?

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Big movement on the SE corner of Wealthy and Eastern!

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The existing for sale sign is still up, so I'm not sure if it sold,  but this looks like some major restoration of the ground floor is about to happen. Hopeful to see some big windows down there soon! That corner has been too quiet for too long.

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2 hours ago, GR_Urbanist said:

Big movement on the SE corner of Wealthy and Eastern!

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The existing for sale sign is still up, so I'm not sure if it sold,  but this looks like some major restoration of the ground floor is about to happen. Hopeful to see some big windows down there soon! That corner has been too quiet for too long.

French/American Bakery...    So glad to see this building come to life...that was such a dead zone.  https://mibiz.com/sections/real-estate-development/french-american-bakery-planned-for-mixed-use-wealthy-street-redevelopment

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