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  • Perhaps due to all the rain, we have had this season the summer wildflowers in the prairie lands area of Fenner Nature Center are really beautiful this year. The hillsides of the fenced-in area [where the buffalos used to be] on the south side are c…
  • Thanks for posting these pictures. I am wondering how folks feel about this project. I give it about a B+ or A- for effort, more trees along the streets and less bare cement in the "plaza" area would be the things they could improve on. I hope to be…
  • It is the highest bank on the north side of the river a building of any height would have been prominent on the skyline. [if they had to build something there] maybe the proposed hotel across the street will add to the skyline from the same hill.
  • I took a look at the new substation project yesterday and I found it pretty nice. The walk to the sunken garden is shade covered with a wide sidewalk going slightly uphill with nice lighting above and below. The windows where they say you can get a …
  • Thanks for the photo I had not noticed the mural went around the outside of the building. You are right about a little bit of color, the colored panels and flower wall at the substation really add a nice touch to the wall. I know they're not going t…
  • Thanks for posting. Those are some details! I am thinking this development will look pretty good.
  • The Great Wall now has a Green Wall too. The BWL recently planted one of the wall sides on the western edge with a nice looking display of plants forming a sort of modern painting done with flowers. The whole project is looking good although they ha…
  • Thank you for that information, I would guess that they could not make the law retroactive but I think they should because it would be the older metal tanks that would be most likely to fail. I bet that there are at least five or six properties from…
  • I was in EL yesterday for Dim Sum buffet at the Every Day Cafe and was noticing how nice the Hub and City Center buildings have turned out. It would be disappointing to approve building developments of less quality right next to these good looking b…
  • The East Lansing store looks out of a different time, very few buildings like this in the whole city. I hope they don't knock it down. I had not been to this business before it moved. They filled out the front space with a lot of displays etc., and …
  • The wall looks good, and the remaining houses will be above the parking lot on the hill there which is better than being right on the same level as the lot I would think. There were so many service stations back in the day I bet there are many mor…
  • Over on W. Barnes Ave, I had a friend who lived in this building in the '70s. I don't remember much except it was old fashion and the views out the back windows were full of trees and overlooked the florist shop gardens and hot-house where the commu…
  • The rose garden at Frances Park is in full bloom right now. They have really a lot of blooms this year and have benefited from all the work they have done over there the past two years. The rest of the garden looks great as well with all the seasona…
  • I got a better look at the new Amtrak locomotives today, very sleek and a nice paint job. I also saw that there were a couple of new looking passenger cars as well. My building has a great view of the Washington Avenue rail crossing to the south. It…
  • Just another little note about our streets. The center median of Pennsylvania between Mt. Hope and the zoo is all in bloom right now and looks really nice. The annuals they have been planting really filled in and are very pretty. Now if they could f…
  • Yes, I wish they took the whole structure down. Like I said our parking ramps have the best addresses downtown, and I thought perhaps another type of building could have had that space on the riverfront. That being said I think this is one of the be…
  • I think on MKL the two outside lanes of the five are in very bad shape and need more extensive repair, they also seem to have cement pavements that are different than the three inside lanes which seem to have asphalt pavements. Mich just noted that!…
  • I can understand taking down the over the street section, I do remember it now that I see this photo Ugly!, did they lower the ramp so as to not loom over the new building? Then they turned around and said it was OK to build another [although better…
  • I hate to hear the statement," they are cutting down all the trees!". Maybe they thought no one would notice out there. I'm sure more pavement is on the way.
  • Oh yes, that house does stand out from the neighborhood because of it's Federalist [Greek revival] style. It also has a large lot maybe it was a farmhouse on the edge of town when it was built. I seem to remember something about a Governor living th…