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Jared

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  • Thanks for posting the update! The city should take the opportunity to update the stoplight here from a cable suspension to the metal pole version. The metal pole version looks so much better.
    in Center City Comment by Jared April 19
  • EastLansingInfo is wondering whether the reason for the 160 foot overlay across all of downtown is for a yet-to-be-announced proposal on Lot 11 behind Peanut Barrel at the corner of Albert and Bailey. This parking lot is privately owned and lease…
  • Seeing these pictures shows how massive this site is! I feel really bad for the area around the old hospital. I wonder how long the old hospital will sit vacant before someone finds a new use for the building or the land.
  • That's great to hear! The page for the Y site is at https://develop.metrolansing.com/discussions/discussion/87/metro-place-formerly-reutter-park-place-formerly-the-lenawee
  • That's great to hear. Thanks for the follow up.
  • Yeah it's really sad. What was once a golf course with large trees throughout, the area now looks more like a barren wasteland with tall grasses and tree stumps ala The Lorax. We should be demanding much more for this land. First, the purchase pr…
  • I hope the city looks back on the removal of all of those trees as a huge mistake. They should never have gone ahead with that removal without the land actually transferring hands and the plans approved with financing in place.
  • New York City has an awesome law that requires construction sites to post a "What's going on here" sign as well as a rendering, who to contact, etc. This page has some details, https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/safety/construction-site-signage…
  • Yeah, even though it is no different I still wish we would prioritize pedestrian access. Other cities are able to pull it off. Especially in this area there is no crosswalk east of the project for a couple blocks. So someone who is a little slower m…
  • Very nicely done! 👏👏👏 This is a great format for a small urban grocer, especially as they will soon have to compete with Target.
  • So is that sidewalk completely inaccessible now for pedestrians? Will pedestrians be forced to cross to the north side of Michigan Ave to continue?
  • Oh sorry, I guess I should have clicked on the picture.
  • Did you take that picture recently? Looking inside of the windows on the second floor it looks like I can see metal wall studs.
  • Yeah I agree gbd. I would prefer if they looked more at density, access to public utilities and transportation, and traffic concerns.
  • This will be quite the block with Harper's, Jolly Pumpkin, and Hopcat. I hope Harper's doesn't suffer too much, I remember reading somewhere that they were complaining about the loss of business due to the construction.
    in Center City Comment by Jared March 22
  • Detroit is building a similar type of beach-with-no-access-to-water on its riverfront. Though the Lansing one is actually water-accessible, it will still be offset and not interrupt the shoreline. See the Atwater Beach section at https://www.free…
  • For nimby's it's never the people or their incomes. It's always a different codeword so as not to appear discriminatory. I hope they build this and link the streets. The linking of the streets will be more convenient for the neighborhood too.
  • I hope that this coverage doesn't give current students ideas for this year.
  • I don't recall council having to jump through many hoops for The Hub. The only one I remember is that they wanted reduced parking requirements. I think these proposals are great for the city. As already said, they are proposed in the right locati…
  • Why America’s New Apartment Buildings All Look the Same Cheap stick framing has led to a proliferation of blocky, forgettable mid-rises—and more than a few construction fires. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-02-13/why-america-s-new-…