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  • Wow very cool park! The plans for Ralph Wilson Centennial Park (formerly West Riverfront Park) in Detroit are similar but it's a much larger park. Here's a link to the renderings, https://detroitriverfront.org/riverfront/ralph-c-wilson-jr-centennial…
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  • @Darklink It's amazing that the trials and tribulations from 2006 are still spilling out. It's really taking a long time to clean up the mess but we're now starting to see the fruits of the labor.
  • Congrats on the new home. Yeah I agree these prices are very out of line with reality. I've seen some really bad places get top dollar recently. I feel bad for people who have to buy right now. Newman Lofts sounds really nice and downtown East Lansi…
  • The new riverfront playground is great news! I'll keep advocating for bathrooms of some sort but public amenities like the playground are needed to keep activity on the riverfront strong. There is a playground near me that has a swing for wheelchair…
  • Wow I'm sorry to hear that gbd. That really sucks. Yeah the housing market is on fire everywhere with interest rates so low and supply at an all-time low as well. I hope you are able to find a new home without too much stress.
  • Looking at the city site, it appears it was sold by Dave Sheets in December to "1214 S Washington Ave LLC" in December, which is basically the address of the building. So, no telling what's being done, here. That LLC has a registered agent of R…
  • I agree it looks really cheap. Why do they need new siding so soon, these buildings aren't that old? It would have been nice to see them use fiber cement siding if they're going to keep with using siding.
  • It reminds me of shipping containers. If that's what they're going for they will need to put in some fake extra lines where each shipping container would start/stop.
  • WILX: City of Lansing to begin one-way to two-way conversion project. https://www.wilx.com/2020/12/15/city-of-lansing-to-begin-one-way-to-two-way-conversion-project/
  • Oh thanks, I missed that part in the articles.
  • Yes, it seems cold and heartless. It's out of touch with social distancing and the CDC's recommendations. The city wants them gone and to not be "their problem" anymore. Homelessness is a symptom of the larger inequalities in our system and poor acc…
  • Yes, MSU has had the sophomore year policy but stopped enforcing it in the 80's. The dorms do have capacity for this. I think I read in one of the articles about 50% of sophomores already live on capacity (which limits the affect to off-campus housi…
  • Yes, if the shovels weren't already in the ground then this will present a major challenge.
  • Yes, this is really big news and the articles I read didn't extrapolate enough into the effects of this change as well as the motivations behind it. What I see is that MSU had known for a while that increased years living on campus led to higher …
  • @hood, there was no mention of the Lake Trust project in the article.
  • The development proposal is great news! It's unbelievable that in a city the size of Lansing that we could basically have a golf cart dirt path downtown (if it was a public park like the BMX park that's a different story ;-) ). I agree both Ced…
  • Their plan is to build on part of the Spartan Village land. This is not surprising since it fits their culture of being a freeway exit/friendly for commuter business. https://eastlansinginfo.news/council-asked-to-consider-tax-exemption-for-tech…
  • Yes it was very lucky they didn't move to the research park. It was right before the great recession tanked at it's worst and would have probably caused major damage to the company. We had a hiring freeze and other things put on hold for the next 1-…
  • Wow that's awesome, thank you for sharing it here. I used to work at TechSmith years ago. I would love it if they were a tenant in the new MSUFCU building or Mariott. Having more office workers downtown will grow the lunch crowd and other retail act…
  • Thank you! FBC will make many improvements over the current zoning code, but it won't fix the current problems since they will be grandfathered in. Introducing a new tax is something that if approved can affect underused and incompatible uses immedi…