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  • @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…
    in Center City Comment by hood February 27
  • @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…
    in Center City Comment by hood February 26
  • 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.
    in Center City Comment by hood February 24
  • 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…
  • I'm not thrilled with the massive parking lot where the student housing was and I don't like that they removed the north/south stream that ran through the project, but other than that I see some positive changes from the last site plan. I like that …
  • My last post in this thread was about this, I thought I had mentioned it somewhere else over the past few months. The building in the foreground has been mostly finished for awhile, they just haven't put any cladding on it. The other building isn't …
  • I'd also rather see the market tore down but I'd like to see the land sold to a developer through an RFP, preferably with some stipulation that a high-rise go there. The fact that the building is new doesn't really save it from demolition, especi…
  • I thing they're drilling pilings right now, they definitely have a drill rig on site. They also have most of the site excavated, though it doesn't look all that deep, easily less than 10 feet I'd guess. I'm usually by in the evening so I don't see w…
  • @Darklink I don't think the problem is as much with the road so much as the people driving on it, though I'm sure being a 4-5 lane one way street doesn't do much to help. @MichMatters I'm glad to see that Coleman Rd extension get started, it's mu…
  • My idea for the Eckert Station is to turn it into a resort style hotel and indoor water park, I also think that using the smokestacks for attractions such as a swing, bungee or zipline would be a great thing to add. I imagine that a winter garden-st…
  • I wonder how large the recycling facility will need to be, there's not a lot of places for something like that within or even near the city. Maybe the old GM land?
  • It's good to hear they're considering a less intrusive route. I wonder if tunneling the pipe is a realistic option? I would think that they could do that relatively easily with a 12" pipe.
  • I'm not going to defend the architecture or the last site plan they released, this project is subpar on both counts. It looks like the architecture will be very similar throughout the project and the whole thing will essentially be three large build…
  • I agree it's not a good spot for apartments but there's probably potential for some really cool spaces. If they do things right I would think they could get five people to live there without too much trouble.
  • When it comes to those RR tracks, specifically between MLK and Mt Hope, I've long wanted to see them converted into a street. That would facilitate redevelopment of the industrial complex at Mt Hope & Washington and along the new street. It woul…