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Old Posted Jun 17, 2006, 2:10 AM
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^Which just makes it that much cooler of a town, IMO.
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Not claiming I'm the first to share this info, but its going to be the tallest all residential building in michigan. Its killing me that they won't build it directly downtown, for obvious reasons.

FYI, for Riverhouse condiminiums, you can go here and see the groundbreaking videos, floor plans, building specs, views, etc: http://www.gr-riverhouse.com/

May 2006 PDF with new renderings: http://www.grriverhouse.com/newsletters/200605.pdf
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In fact, it will be one of the tallest all-residential buildings in the entire Midwest outside of Chicago. It just shows how much Bob Grooters believes in the the city. That, or he realizes how underserved downtown Grand Rapids is for this type of housing, or how he can lock down the market for a few years by saturating the market.
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2006, 5:48 PM
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I like how all the floor plan styles are named after Michigan rivers.
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This is Mr. Grooters telling the development community "ok already I'm building it", and then "Oh it's taller then yours", "Oh and it's got a better view", "oh and its taller then yours."
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gr2ny , are you sure construction has already started on the children's hospital? is there a pic. On urban planet it was written that it would start in the fall of 2006.
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gr2ny , are you sure construction has already started on the children's hospital? is there a pic. On urban planet it was written that it would start in the fall of 2006.
You are correct, I have fixed it. The entire "hill construction" is just confusion for me, despite living only a few hundred feet from it. I really have no idea whats going on there (besides the renderings), I dont think anyone does.
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Whatever happened with that "massive riverfront development"? The Press used to have a special section on it, but I haven't heard a peep in months.
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Whatever happened with that "massive riverfront development"? The Press used to have a special section on it, but I haven't heard a peep in months.
The committee that put out the RFP's will reconvene in early August, and decide which proposals will be asked to put out formal plans. After that, it will be in the hands of the city commissioners to decide how they want to proceed.
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I drove through G.R. the other day on the way to Grand Haven and saw a pretty cool loft project under construction. I was hoping someone could get some pictures of it and post here. It was just north of 196, basically right on the highway just east of the river. Looked like a historic building with red brick and cool cornice work with a new two story addition on top. The dormer projections are rounded in the extreme if that helps anyone get there bearings. I tried to photgraph but was hurried and couldn't get a good shot at eighty m.p.h. help??
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That's called Union Square. It is an historic school that is being converted into lofts. It's a very very nice and quality project just on the outside of downtown Grand Rapids.

They have a nice website here:
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Union Square

Yeah! That's the one. Our firm has been getting more into Historic rebuilds here in Detroit (even though the economy sucks right now) and i'm always pushing to do what they have done there at Union Square. It's nice to have a frame of reference. Thanks a million for the link to the website, i couldn't for the life of me find out what it was. Too bad the only overall shot they have is the rendering, it would be nice to see some recent photos on the website, but i'll contact them directly to have them send some. Thanks again! And i'm thourougly impressed with all the construction, planned or otherwise, going on in G.R.
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http://www.grriverhouse.com/html/what_s_new.html

The city's proposed tallest has finally begun. With the frame supposedly rising within the next several months. The above link shows some recent pics.
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JB3, you were going 80? Speed limit is 55 there, as are the previous few miles. Just builds my case even further that I'm the only person in the history of mankind to ever somewhat-obey the laws in that corridor. Aside from that, I watch them put cladding onto those condominiums ever day, like slow-motion. Icon on Bond adds a floor everytime they pound a nail across the river, it seems.
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Can't wait for Riverhouse!
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I love the last picture. Get these up on UrbanPlanet.org, stat! They'll make you one of their heros, forever.
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I would love to move back to Michigan someday. GR is looking nice for sure. The OP quoted that 50,000 housing units were needed in downtown alone. Where does that figure come from?
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Congratulations, Grand Rapids! Your downtown looked good from the highway last time I went by. I've never gotten to explore the city, but I plan to someday.
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I would love to move back to Michigan someday. GR is looking nice for sure. The OP quoted that 50,000 housing units were needed in downtown alone. Where does that figure come from?
Last I heard a study suggested a need for some 300 units over the next five years. I might be wrong on thoes figures. I'm interested in this "The OP" and any more information you could pass along would be greatly appreciated.

FYI: The crane at the JW site has risen at the height of the neighboring Amway Grand Plaza.

4th picture always sends chills down my back...

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