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  • This project continues to roll along. The apartments are going to have a lot of windows, they look good. I knew that there were going to be some dark colors for the exterior but I was a bit surprised to see some of the south-facing walls look like t…
  • I figured they would and sure enough, they are blocking up the windows on the new MJ grow house at Hosmer and Hazel. I do not know if all the windows will be covered or just the first floor but I fear that this building will end up looking like the …
  • That is pretty good news considering what was being said just a few days ago! It will be good to get on the other side of the present bizarro world we find ourselves in and perhaps then they will be able to market the part of the site. Maybe someone…
  • I wonder if they use some sort of number/ scale charts that informs their decisions. It seems quite arbitrary. When they build something in Lansing Township or Grand Rapids is it taking away from Lansing? I see no logic in this. I am hoping the Ma…
  • I drove by the site yesterday and there were a lot of people and activity going on. How could they vote like this at this time? I was just feeling relieved when I saw work was still going on. Some very bad bureaucratic decisions have been made in t…
  • It is my hope that when this co19 ends, and it will, that things will get rolling fairly quickly and this project and the other projects around town will be built. I know that many folks here have been seeing signs similar to '08 when there were som…
  • I may have not seen the whole project, but the buildings that front the road do not really look like these drawings. The buildings on Collins look more "lodge-like" with pitched rooflines, I will have to get out that way to take another look.
  • I like this design, even if it is just basically a box. If the exterior of the upper floors is a stone or masonry tile treatment not some sort of composite paneling I will like it a lot more. It does fit in well with the other low-rise office buildi…
  • I always notice that in these old photos the streets seem to be paved so nicely. Somehow during the Depression, the city managed to keep the streets in much better condition than today. What was their secret?
  • Redeveloping the old building rather than tearing it down kept the brick exterior and the steel and cement structure which makes this rehab look nicer than some of the new buildings going up. It seems like no one is bricking every floor anymore, the…
  • Sorry, I meant to say it is the second building in the row of buildings which I believe is 324 S. Hosmer to the north of the first brick building and the surface lot at the corner.
  • The first floor of the easternmost building of the project has walls standing. It looks like the same mainly wood construction they have used at other recent projects. It was reassuring to see everything is rolling along and I sure hope it just keep…
  • Yes, across and just up the street to the north, one building in from the corner. Right now it is the only one that has ugly vinyl I think the brick building on the corner would make a great spot for a restaurant, there would be a skyline view from …
  • I noticed a renovation going on in one of the old one-story brick buildings on Hosmer across from Art's Pub. I would think it would be for some sort of industrial use the same as it's neighbors. I think it is too small to be another grow house. I h…
  • The new buildings going up on the north side of the Capitol Complex are progressing nicely. They both look large in their spots on the street. They are being built close to the sidewalks and it looks like parking will be in the back. It is great to …
  • In that area, they have been working on the former Bonnie's building for quite a while now. It seems like a lot of work just for a resale. [pot shop?] On the other side of town, I noticed the renovation of the Allen Street Community Center [I think …
  • I noticed while watching the news reports about the tornados in Nashville TN that several of the destroyed buildings looked very much like the new apartment buildings [mainly wood] they are building here in Lansing. They did not stand up to the stor…
  • I was on S Cedar yesterday and noticed a nice renovation of an old office building near the same block as "Dicker and Deal". It is going to be a marijuana shop called Sky Mint. The same company is building the shop at Penn. and Saginaw. The building…
  • One good thing I was thinking while reading about this proposal was that a lot of the people who went to LCC during the Recession must have gotten jobs. I think that is one reason why the enrollment had dropped so drastically. As I have said here I …
  • In Lansing's case, the bare cement element to the designs were very much economic over ascetic decisions. It was cheaper than brick, stone, wood or tile. It was "nice cement" with shinny stones embedded [like Spartan Studium today] just way too much…