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  • I can't say I'm a huge fan of the building but brutalist designs have grown on me over the years and the Lake Trust building is decent. I'm not optimistic about what they'd end up doing if they were to heavily alter the facade so I'm content to see …
  • Yeah, I would only call it a priority to extend the trail southwest as far as Woldumar, you could only get a bit further than that anyway. It'd be nice to someday go as far as Dimondale or Eaton Rapids but there seems to be too many houses close to …
  • I've long thought that the stretch of Cedar in between the river and Cavanagh has good potential to become sort of a semi-urban district with some mixed use buildings and apartments along Cedar along with a general trend to build closer to the stree…
  • I don't see any aesthetic problem with bridges there, even relatively generic ones, there's going to be a fair amount of bridges required to extend the Rivertrail any further going either direction along the Grand River anyway. I do see a culminatio…
  • I finally looked at the rendering on the banner for the Lake Trust site and all I can say is "meh". I don't mind them leaving the concrete facade largely or entirely intact but I do wonder about what they'll be adding to it, it's hard to tell from w…
  • Oh yeah, making it as far as Riverside Park is easy, that's why I suggested it as a point to cross back over the river at. It would also be possible to extend the trail west of Waverly to as far as Creyts seemingly without too much trouble. It's jus…
  • Except going over to the north side of the river and running as far as the cooling towers is possible there if they decide two bridges are acceptable.
  • This sounds like a nice albeit short addition to the River Trail although I don't see them taking it further along the south bank here and going along the road would be far from ideal. I wonder if there's any chance they may cross over the river and…
  • If they actually do the entire Lake Trust block the way that's depicted there then I'd be a pretty happy guy. I noticed they had some new equipment there today, including an excavator over by the small office building, they may be tearing that down.…
  • That is very good news about the old West Junior, I was wondering if the school district still owned it and how long it would take to see redevelopment. The building could look quite good with the reversal of the modernization efforts to the facade …
  • A hotel would seem to me to be a lot better use although I don't think the building is very good for that or residential. If they owned the parking lot next door building a high rise hotel there would make a ton of sense using the Temple building's …
  • From my anecdotal experience many kids put their parents house as their address regardless, enough of the few people that I talked to about it did that to make me think it is a very, very common thing. Given this affects everywhere, but I'd expect i…
  • I can't say I'm surprised, it is Lansing Township after all. That stretch of Saginaw really needed a boost to get it pointed in the right direction, these businesses will not do much if anything to further that cause.
  • I really think some of these trends are attributed to students and young people in general keeping their "home" address at their parents house, mostly in order to keep their parents health insurance until 26. Sure, they could technically answer the …
  • It doesn't seem right but it is what it is. Perhaps with the resurgence of the east side there's been a significant uptick in students renting over there, or throughout the city for that matter. It doesn't take a huge chunk of 50k students to make u…
  • I noticed that the Lake Trust block has been fenced off, maybe something is finally moving forward with that project?
  • At one point part of the plan was to build rain gardens in Frandor's parking lot, I'm not sure if that stayed part of the plan. I'm in the same boat of being very interested to see what all this looks like when it's done.
  • They haven't done anything with the building yet. As far as I can tell that rendering is just a conceptual rendering showing what a prospective tenant could do, I think they had another rendering for that same property at one point.
  • I wouldn't complain if someone moved forward with that vision for that property, it looks fairly nice.
  • Those ones were supposed to be senior apartments, maybe even assisted living at one point. I'm not sure how things changed with the final site plan.