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  • @gbinlansing There was an elevator in that building, it was "out of order" for at least a few years, then several years ago they removed the old shaft. I think a new elevator shaft has been sort of in progress since then. I can only assume that buil…
  • Possibly for an elevator. Last I knew they had no passenger elevator in that building, just a freight elevator that's only unlocked certain hours. Kind of ridiculous for the people who live on the upper floors.
  • I'm not surprised by a parking structure on that lot and if it's designed well and has ground floor retail I wouldn't even be horribly disappointed. I had forgot that the deal for LCC to buy the N Capitol ramp had fallen through, I'd imagine the lif…
  • @MichMatters Yeah, that Peckam expansion is a few years old, I was somewhat impressed when I first saw it. I believe the completed new building you're talking about is for the State (LARA I think), I didn't know they were building a second one. A…
  • I wonder how long the QD site in REO Town has been shut down? It's looked really dead around there for awhile, I was wondering what was going on. It would be good to hear QD get back into locally bottling their own milk but I'm not sad to see them s…
  • Has anyone else noticed that the new Auto-Owners expansion is under way? I was down that part of 496 for the first time in a few months and I noticed a crane over there and they have one 5 floor elevator tower completed. I don't remember seeing any …
  • @MichMatters I can't imagine they'd be dumb enough to try to tear down the buildings at Capital & St Joe, those buildings are unique in this area. If they do propose to tear them down I'll be dragging myself to council to speak against anything …
  • @gbinlansing I'm just a little worried that Lake Trust is going to plop their standard suburban building design and site layout down on that corner. At 3,600 sq ft I'm betting it will only be one floor and would be about the size of a typical suburb…
  • I'm still really not sure how to feel about this building. It's certainly not beautiful, but I can't decide if I actively dislike it or not, I still think I like it a bit more than Midtown or Marketplace. I just don't get what's so hard about buildi…
  • Talking about the agricultural nature of the campus near Bogue and Grand River is, of course, a joke. That said, even I tend to agree that these buildings are a little tall as their proposed. I'm not totally against the height of these buildings but…
  • Regarding the development at Pleasant Grove and Holmes, I agree that it is really disappointing to see that the school will be tore down. It has a small footprint and doesn't seem in terrible shape, I don't know why they don't save it. I'm not sure …
  • A downturn is inevitable regardless. The economy ebbs and flows and we're already in a longer than typical expansion, I guess that's somewhat expected since we were coming off such a low. There's no telling how long this will last but everything I'v…
  • I don't have pictures but as of yesterday the Abbot was up to 9 floors, 4 more to go, the elevator towers are close to topped out. Work seems to have slowed or stalled on the Graduate, the elevator cores haven't risen in weeks and the forms were rem…
  • What constitutes conservatives amongst the council? I'm extremely pro-development but I'd sorta like to be more selective with tax incentives, that's my most important city government issue. I'm also pro marijuana industry for whatever that's worth.
  • I missed that there was an election. Who's up this time? Do you have any opinions on the candidates?
  • I've been meaning to get by there to see how things have been going, I looked at LBWL's Facebook and they had a recent post showing the first steel beam going up. I'm still curious as to how this building will be situated relative to the street thou…
  • @cliffordzang Yup, it's up to 9 floors and that's as tall as it's going to get. The rendering only shows the 9 floor height going back about 3/4 the way from Collins so they're really close to being fully topped out.
  • I would agree that a Grand Ave site, and the old Michigan Theater in particular, would be just about as good as the Lake Trust site. I vaguely remember in a previous article about the PAC them mentioning that several developers were interested in a …
  • As far as I knew the Wendy's was bought out by the people who built the new apartment building there. I think they were going to tear it down when they were planning a larger second building at the West end of the site.
  • City Pulse has an article on the early results of the performing arts center feasibility study. The consultant they spoke to suggested a main hall capacity of 1,400 and a smaller venue holding around 200 people, he says these are conservative number…