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  • At the Allen Street project on Kalamazoo they are putting up an elevator tower, this project is going to be larger than I was expecting.
  • I thought I saw the Starbucks Logo on the window, I have not really looked closely as I use the rear entrance to the City Market. With the coffee roasters filling the air with coffee scented aroma and four or five coffee shops maybe we will start ca…
  • Not that my trials of finding a new place are very interesting, but I decided not to be a part of this "white hot" real estate market, houses in the range I wanted to pay that I was looking at were over priced and pretty sad to say the least, most o…
  • This is a great building which could really be a destination with the right development. A Starbucks is not really a destination type business that would draw people from other areas. It is strange that they would want open a Starbucks across the s…
  • I think that is a good idea to bring up again. Perhaps if the feds were paying for most of any transit project like a BRT or light-rail system the folks in Okemos would not oppose such a project. They are building that new town center out there, it …
  • The have added signage to the tops of the eastern building which they are calling University Edge. Not the greatest name IMO but it looks good. They also put up signage at The Graduate Hotel down the street. The building at the Red Cedar project on …
  • I think covering over the downtown below grade section of I-496 would be a great idea it's already below ground level. I am not sure they would remove the freeway all together as in the other cities, I think the freeways that they removed were red…
  • Thank you, I know I will find something and we can always move into my cabin if we have to!
  • I wanted to alert anyone here who is renting. Here at the Fountain Place where I have lived for over five years, they recently installed a new manager, she took offence the first week she was here, basically because I asked her to do her job. Long s…
  • On my walk I noticed that the for sale sign in gone from the old QD bottling plant and there were some people there on the roof who may have been doing some sort of inspection. It would be great this building be repurposed. I also watched the BWL fa…
  • Good to see downtown 496 will be part of these plans.
  • I agree that the trees often get the "cut first talk later" treatment. I guess that attitude comes from the idea that we have so many trees who it going to miss a few we cut down? Mature trees are so much better for the environment just by the fact…
  • Today there is an article in the online LSJ about this new traffic rotary. I seems like the are expecting large increases in traffic around the hospital, which I guess will happen. Traffic circles can be safer, but also they can be confusing, and k…
  • I don't have any drone shots but I was impressed the other day with the look of the new Graduate Hotel. It is looking very nice with light greys and darker brick work and very large windows as it nears completion. I noticed there is a very cool loo…
  • I look forward to seeing how this will work out. There is room for a whole new neighborhood over there. I have not seen the new tree cuts I guess they may need to change the name of the street from Forest Road. It's always the trees get it first ar…
  • I like this idea, I have had similar ideas about what to do with that huge area. It would be good to include all of "Frandor" in a new street and sidewalk plan. I could see a "Main Street" going from north to south through the Frandor parking lots u…
  • Here in REOtown at the new Ellison Brewery they laid some nice old bricks in the outside "patio"? area. The bricks have makers marks printed in them and look like the may be reclaimed from an old building ,there a lot more of them piled up inside. I…
  • This is great news! I really do hope they start over from the ground up at this site. The Sears building had some nice Mid-Century -Modern features but it really is just a '50s version of a big box store surround by a sea of blacktop and most of the…
  • I believe the council has approved the new Form Based Code this week. It will be interesting to see how the code effects and improves the plans for new developments.
  • There is an article in the LSJ.com today about a new restaurant/pizza/provisions shop being put together by the Detroit Frankie's Pizza and the Good Truckin' Diner owners at 3135 S Pennsylvania. Sounds like a good plan but the location has had seve…