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  • If you're ever interested in municipal boundaries in general you can just search a city or township on Google Maps and it will outline its borders in red.
  • That rendering would make for a nice building but it clearly shows a five floor building, if what they build actually ends up being three floors and 100k sq ft it will be quite a bit different from what's shown.
  • I'd be a little surprised if Sparrow ends up razing Eastern, it's a perfectly usable building and tearing it down would go over poorly with the community. They could hold meetings and seminars in the (quite beautiful) auditorium, allow their employe…
  • I'd be very surprised if the hotel didn't have its own entrance. I am curious how they'll do it though, will you just immediately go to an elevators/stairs and up to a second floor lobby or will the lobby and check in be on the first floor?
  • I read that and wondered whether I should pay attention to their passing statement. With the hole they have dug there I certainly wouldn't be surprised if it actually ends up being two floors. Now I wonder how close it will be to those renderings on…
  • It's not surprising but I'm glad to see this moving forward, it's a nice looking building and adding office workers to downtown EL is no small deal. It'll certainly give that block of Albert an interesting feel, the street is quite narrow there and …
  • To be fair that document shows the large parking lots being transformed into a park in the "2020 and beyond" phase so it's not entirely clear that the state isn't still pursuing something like this. I sort of wonder if the site plan in the second li…
  • @gbinlansing There has been talk of turning the parking lots between Ottawa and Allegan into a park, there was a federal grant given to explore the possibility a few years ago. It looks like this is what came out of it, I don't remember seeing this …
  • I noticed that arch on that house when I was at Papa Johns last week, it's sort of a nice touch. I'm surprised to see what looks like a renovation going on there, I'd honestly rather see most of those houses with storefronts tore down and replaced w…
  • I like this building overall as well. I'm still not a huge fan of the paneling on the upper floors but as a whole the building is a nice addition to that corner even without the market. Having that market is going to be huge for the area and me pers…
  • Yeah, I've been watching it and I'm not sure how to feel about it yet, I'm sure it'll be decent at worst. I'm really interested how it comes together with all the windows, particularly the first couple floors of facade and the top floor.
  • I can't bring myself to pretend that I think that having the mission right on Michigan Ave with all the people congregating on the sidewalk at meal time isn't a significant detractor for that area, it may have well been a factor in that areas declin…
  • I'm not a fan of this at all. There's no reason further concentrate the homeless population of the whole area into one of the most important business districts in the area, especially one that's struggling to get over the hump and reach sustained gr…
  • They were definitely at least alluding to the possibility of vacating the Greenlawn campus altogether, I don't think they were ever very clear on specific plans. It's certainly good to hear that that's not going to happen now and it seems to make go…
  • I forgot about the downsizing of the downsizing. I wish they had come up with another $15 million.
  • @MichMatters Zoning variances can be made and a large entertainment complex is the kind of thing I could almost see the city accommodating in some farther flung location. That being said, I don't think that would be at all desirable and I'd expect t…
  • I noticed it while driving down Ottawa last week, it's quite a hole they have dug. Did they never release any floor plans or site plans for the downsized version or did I miss that? I was able to find more renderings on the architects page: https://…
  • If this were anywhere outside of the downtown core I'd be disappointed, the only other locations I'd even find somewhat acceptable would be the Frandor/Red Cedar Renaissance area or the Eckert site. It's hard to say what specific locations would rea…
  • I'm pretty optimistic about the future of Cooley, I do wonder if they will stay in downtown Lansing over the long term given their affiliation with Western though. The number of Cooley students that were downtown 10 years ago was certainly a boon fo…
  • I know I've mentioned it several times and I'll continue to say it every time the subject comes up, I think wind turbines suck as an energy source and they destroy the landscape, the problem will be multiplied when they're all left as rotting hulks …