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Studio Park - $140 Million Celebration Cinema/mixed use project

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40 minutes ago, mpchicago said:

Thanks, GVSUChris!   I particularly like this one.  This "alley" makes this project fell more organic as if these buildings were built at different times, and offers street interest.  

 

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Pictures don't even do justice to how cool it feels. Like, I just stood there for a second amazed that something this unique and different will be in Grand Rapids. One of my first thoughts was "I can't wait to walk through here with friends when they visit GR. (Assuming there will be good ground floor users!) 

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5 hours ago, GVSUChris said:

Pictures don't even do justice to how cool it feels. Like, I just stood there for a second amazed that something this unique and different will be in Grand Rapids. One of my first thoughts was "I can't wait to walk through here with friends when they visit GR. (Assuming there will be good ground floor users!) 

Take them out the alley behind San Chez to Stella's, then from Stella's through the alley out to Ionia, to this alley to a different place. Mind.blown. 

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Love the design, height and  shape but Wish the tower was facing the other way so it’s not so wide blocking driving north on 131

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2 hours ago, crinzema said:

Just my usual self, playing around with programs and such.

 

The video doesn't match the thumbnail image... 

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2 hours ago, ironyisadeadscene said:

I'm amazed how much this project changes the arena district. I wish the office portion was going up. When. Does phase two begin?

 

 

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I heard that another group is pushing forward with the office portion. It will be redesigned from Franklin's (really cool) plan. 

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20 minutes ago, GRDadof3 said:

I heard that another group is pushing forward with the office portion. It will be redesigned from Franklin's (really cool) plan. 

Franklin’s project didn’t work, but I was always pretty confident something would replace it pretty quickly. Glad to hear it. 

Joe

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1 hour ago, joeDowntown said:

Franklin’s project didn’t work, but I was always pretty confident something would replace it pretty quickly. Glad to hear it. 

Joe

What do you mean it didn't work? Didn't work out? :) 

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22 minutes ago, GRDadof3 said:

What do you mean it didn't work? Didn't work out? :) 

Yeah, sorry. I meant didn’t work out. They were swinging for the fences, but I’m sure there are a lot of smaller offices, non-hq’s that would be attracted to an office building in that area. 

Joe

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5 hours ago, GRDadof3 said:

I heard that another group is pushing forward with the office portion. It will be redesigned from Franklin's (really cool) plan. 

 

 

I dont know if I should be relived that this part can still happen.....or afraid of what it may end up looking like.

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14 hours ago, GRDadof3 said:

I heard that another group is pushing forward with the office portion. It will be redesigned from Franklin's (really cool) plan. 

I feel like you are suggesting this new plan for the office building might not be as cool as the "really cool" Franklin plan?    Is this based on knowledge of who is taking this on? 

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3 hours ago, mpchicago said:

I feel like you are suggesting this new plan for the office building might not be as cool as the "really cool" Franklin plan?    Is this based on knowledge of who is taking this on? 

I thought Franklin Partners plan was really cool. It sounds like the new office building will be a lot like the other Studio Park buildings. Which is fine, just thought it would be cool to mix it up a bit. 

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25 minutes ago, GRDadof3 said:

I thought Franklin Partners plan was really cool. It sounds like the new office building will be a lot like the other Studio Park buildings. Which is fine, just thought it would be cool to mix it up a bit. 

I agree the Franklin Partners building was unlike anything GR currently has (full transparent glass).   Maybe the cost per square foot was too much for the market to bear. and with a less expensive building, they can attract more tenants, with lower rents?   

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8 minutes ago, mpchicago said:

I agree the Franklin Partners building was unlike anything GR currently has (full transparent glass).   Maybe the cost per square foot was too much for the market to bear. and with a less expensive building, they can attract more tenants, with lower rents?   

I have no idea if the new design will be less expensive. I haven't seen anything. 

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26 minutes ago, SupercityGR said:

Would Grdadof3 do his usual paint rectangle to show where the office building would go and height 

It's the narrow space right in front of the parking ramp in the photo below, and on the far right in the rendering, right below the apartment tower (white colored building).

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2 hours ago, SupercityGR said:

Would Grdadof3 do his usual paint rectangle to show where the office building would go and height 

Haha. Sure.  Think of it like 38 commerce: an L-shaped liner building. That's why it's height restricted. The residential tower base is that portion built already. 

 

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Not exactly Studio Park related, but I have a hunch it is a catalyst for this decision. J. Gardella's Tavern is for sale, asking $2 Million for building, business, and liquor license. Seems like a nice retirement plan for the owners, cash in on the on the $140 million development a block away.

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I have a feeling Loeks is going to wish the parking lot had a smaller footprint so he had room to expand.  The theater is going to be packed.

I guess I'm still a little confused... so the Phase II tower is going to be sandwiched b/w the parking garage and "Future Office Tower"?  Wouldn't that make the first few stories almost completely windowless or will there be space between.

Those apartments with the balconies and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the courtyard/movie entrance are going to pretty sweet.

 

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13 hours ago, Floyd_Z said:

 

I guess I'm still a little confused... so the Phase II tower is going to be sandwiched b/w the parking garage and "Future Office Tower"?  Wouldn't that make the first few stories almost completely windowless or will there be space between.

 

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The apartment tower will sit on top of the parking garage.

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