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  • The colors definitely don't match what's already there, you're probably right that it's just that the cancer wing is meant to be highlighted. This rendering from that site also looks like it's up to date and better shows the colors: [IMG]https://r…
  • It doesn't look bad, at least there's some variation in the architecture now. The student housing looks a lot like the apartments that are being built at Dunckel and Collins, the AC Hotel looks like it may turn out pretty nice and I'm guessing the d…
  • @MichMatters I considered going to one of those meetings, I wish I had. I thought it was discussed on here but I can't find it. I've always wanted to see Reutter Park become a well maintained formal park, there's many beautifully maintained examples…
  • @MichMatters I'm glad there's no ramp going there but if it remains a surface lot for decades then I'd rather have had the ramp. I can't imagine LCC using all the land they currently own anytime in the foreseeable future, I'd really like to see them…
  • I never saw that revision, I guess that shows how much I've been paying attention lately. That does make the MEDC decision a little harder for me to understand.
  • In the last plan the building at Clippert and Michigan was an age restricted independent living facility with no retail, that's the big brick building in the renderings. There was then a smaller assisted living facility behind that, it appears they …
  • That's "The Citadel", there's renderings and info in the Park Place West thread.
  • I think they're hoping that the elimination of one student housing building and turning the senior apartment building into market rate apartments with retail will be enough to change the mind of the MEDC. It seems plausible, besides the elimination …
  • So I'm not a fan of all this surface parking but I actually am liking the other changes made here. The former senior apartment building at Michigan and Clippert is now labeled as "Multifamily housing with first floor retail," while the building to t…
  • Yeah, I think there's a lot more work that could be getting done right now with minimal risk of increasing the rate of the virus' spread, if we have to go through this again in the fall they should have a much better idea as to which measures are ne…
  • It sounds like they have multiple issues with the project. They're talking about him building the pads to sell to others for development, which I hadn't heard. They suggest that the project might not benefit the region, which I disagree with. They …
  • Yeah, this will no doubt be a rough patch. I'm betting there will be a pretty strong boom when the smoke settles from all this though, the economy had remained surprising stable before this and now there will be stimulus money and low interest rates…
  • @Jared Thanks for looking into that, sucks it doesn't have anything built in. @gbinlansing I agree on the design, and it really doesn't take more than a box with good quality windows and authentic facade materials to make a nice building. If this…
  • Ah, good point. The whole coronavirus thing is barely getting started so if they're going to totally wait it out it's gonna be quite a while.
  • Good to hear. Any idea what the path forward is on this? It sounds like the kind of thing that will move very quick once MSUFCU owns the land.
  • Agreed. This turned out really good and I didn't even think they could make this building look decent at all. @Jared The more I look at the Metro Place apartments the more I realize even an abandoned YMCA building isn't that bad. I hope the apart…
  • I always appreciate hearing about little things also. I always liked the furthest south building on that block of Hosmer, I think it could make for a cool space. @Jared Does this forum software have a "like" function at all? I always found that…
  • I'm glad to see the planning board pushing LCC to put commercial space on the ground floor of their ramp, that would make it palatable for me. I've always liked the idea of LCC building some housing or partnering with someone to do so and I like the…
  • @LANResident By far the most common solution to transportation in this area is cars, as it will be for the forseeable future. Besides, not having parking for the residents isn't really the problem, that's a choice they make when they move and I don…
  • After reading ELi's story on the two proposals and better understanding each of them, I'm more in favor of the Caddis proposal than I already was, with the caveat of making sure financing is doable and that River Caddis fully intends to build the pr…