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  • It sounds like they have multiple issues with the project. They're talking about him building the pads to sell to others for development, which I hadn't heard. They suggest that the project might not benefit the region, which I disagree with. They …
  • Yeah, this will no doubt be a rough patch. I'm betting there will be a pretty strong boom when the smoke settles from all this though, the economy had remained surprising stable before this and now there will be stimulus money and low interest rates…
  • @Jared Thanks for looking into that, sucks it doesn't have anything built in. @gbinlansing I agree on the design, and it really doesn't take more than a box with good quality windows and authentic facade materials to make a nice building. If this…
  • Ah, good point. The whole coronavirus thing is barely getting started so if they're going to totally wait it out it's gonna be quite a while.
  • Good to hear. Any idea what the path forward is on this? It sounds like the kind of thing that will move very quick once MSUFCU owns the land.
  • Agreed. This turned out really good and I didn't even think they could make this building look decent at all. @Jared The more I look at the Metro Place apartments the more I realize even an abandoned YMCA building isn't that bad. I hope the apart…
  • I always appreciate hearing about little things also. I always liked the furthest south building on that block of Hosmer, I think it could make for a cool space. @Jared Does this forum software have a "like" function at all? I always found that…
  • I'm glad to see the planning board pushing LCC to put commercial space on the ground floor of their ramp, that would make it palatable for me. I've always liked the idea of LCC building some housing or partnering with someone to do so and I like the…
  • @LANResident By far the most common solution to transportation in this area is cars, as it will be for the forseeable future. Besides, not having parking for the residents isn't really the problem, that's a choice they make when they move and I don…
  • After reading ELi's story on the two proposals and better understanding each of them, I'm more in favor of the Caddis proposal than I already was, with the caveat of making sure financing is doable and that River Caddis fully intends to build the pr…
  • The Hub is causing tons of problems in that area but that's not a knock against density or high rises, it's a knock against poor site planning. The Hub has no place for pick-ups, drop-offs or deliveries, it's a mess of people parking in no parking z…
  • I put zoning variances and tax incentives together in the sense that if the developer wants to go outside the norm the city should push to get more out of them. If they want to build within existing zoning constraints and not ask for incentives then…
  • From what I see I can easily say I prefer the River Caddis proposal. I don't like that the Convexity building looks the same as their other building, I'd like to see more diversity of architecture. I'm not head over heels for the Caddis design but I…
  • I'm not really a fan of the change in design on the north tower, I'm kind of apathetic as to whether this project happens at this point. I'm not a huge fan of these large monolithic buildings, especially when they have a mediocre design and build qu…
  • It's just so easy to use a car in Lansing, I'd never consider using mass transit here unless I had to. To me the solution is density. With increased density will come increased mass transit use, but without the density it's hard to justify a much mo…
  • @gbinlansing I think you're talking about the 7 Block area, bounded by Butler, MLK, Kalamazoo and Allegan? Last I knew this was still owned by Eyde. I'm not sure what the land was initially cleared for, there was a proposal maybe 15ish years ago for…
  • There's a website for the project with more renderings, including from the street level. There's also some (already out of date) construction photos. https://www.redcedarfacts.com/
  • I'm glad to see solar but I'm always much less excited to see it placed over green space. If they were going to take away green space I'd rather it be flat, boring farm land rather than the more unique area they chose. I kind of like the rolling pas…
  • I was down 496 again today and there was a significant amount of the structure done on the Auto-Owners expansion. it's looking like it will be a fairly large building.
  • I'm with you on saving the old building on the corner at the QD site, I'm kind of hoping to see the rest of it torn down though. It may be too much to hope for but seeing a new multi-floor building with some residential go up here would be nice.