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  • Something like in that picture wouldn't be bad for this area and I'm sure it would see plenty of use. I would not call it a performing arts center and it wouldn't serve the purpose of one. I could easily see the Lansing area supporting one of these …
  • It could very well be that the octagon section just needs more care in it's demolition. I agree that it really did make the hotel stand out though, it will be interesting if they end up reusing it.
  • The octagon is the corner of the old hotel where the two wings come together, it housed the lobby and maybe the pool. If it's still there in a week or two I'll be more confident they're reusing it somehow.
  • The STEM facility is finally going vertical, a portion of the part north of the power plant is up. I'm glad to see this construction method used in our area, I read articles about CLT over the years and wondered when it would make it here. The …
    in MSU Development Comment by hood May 17
  • Most of the hotel has been demolished and cleared away for over a week. The octagon part has been left untouched and cleanly cut from what was razed, I'm beginning to wonder if they'll keep that part as a club house or something. I could see it maki…
  • I'm both shocked and pleased to see this under way. I was almost certain this proposal was dead, I'm glad I was wrong.
  • In the Midwest forum over on Skyscraperpage forums there's a Lansing/East Lansing thread that MichMatters keeps updated and I occasionally contribute to. There's not much discussion so it's pretty easy to run through and see most of what's notable. …
  • If this gets built as proposed it looks like it will be a pretty impressive project. The quality of materials looks to range from good to really good on the street sides with a really nice design that breaks things up. It is a little disappointing t…
    in Okemos & Haslett Comment by hood May 17
  • I agree with you guys that it's time for an RFP, Vlahakis would be welcome to submit one themselves. With so much interest from outside developers recently it makes no sense to not offer it up in an RFP, I'd be surprised if there weren't at least a …
    in Park Place Comment by hood May 17
  • The work here has been moving along nicely. They opened up the sidewalk in front of the building a week or two ago, the Grand River facade looks complete. It's not a great looking building but it's not offensive by any means.
  • Well, I've been following along and not participating because my computer was s broken and I hate typing on my phone... The news on Holmes St school is great.That neighborhood is really struggling and it could use something positive to help sta…
  • @Lymon89 Just FYI, I'm not in the field nor have I been on site of one of these projects under construction but I have watched them closely and I've seen the up close pictures. I'm pretty much positive there is no heavy steel or concrete structure i…
  • @MJ I do have to agree with MichMatters that the multiple posts in a row have to stop, that's common internet etiquette. To reply to your posts... I guess we just fundamentally disagree on what this land should be used for and whether 60 acres of…
  • Yeah, that's really the point. They need to have a more realistic and honest debate about how far to allow downtown to expand up and out. I'd agree that a 200' height limit for the core would be good idea and should prevent these sorts of adjustment…
  • The planning commission makes a good point about revisiting the master plan as whole. EL needs to be thinking long term about where to encourage downtown's growth and which neighborhoods to allow denser residential buildings in. They need to be more…
  • @MJ Your multiple posts, use of all caps, condescension and overall attitude doesn't contribute anything positive to this discussion. Continue this I will become a loud voice pushing to have removed from this forum. We've went by years without deali…
  • @MJ This type of construction is new to me. It is prefab wall and floor panels, the wall panels are essentially just heavy duty steel studs that act as the structural support. I've not seen what they do up close but I assume the panels are bolted to…
  • I find it interesting also. Skyview is the first building I've seen built that way, now it seems everything is going to be built like that.
  • I'm really not sure what that large lot is supposed to be for either, it's much, much larger than would be necessary for just the park. My top guesses are that it's either for the student housing on site or maybe they plan to encourage people to par…
  • @gbdinlansing The hotel changed brands a couple times and closed, I remember it being a Clarion, I think it may have changed once more before it closed. Since then there were two proposals for the hotel building. Going from memory, the first one was…