Submitted by whitemice on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:36
Posted to Facebook by Lindsay Ruffin:
Just an FYI, the Eastown Community Association is hosting a community meeting this Thursday at 6pm to discuss the proposed parking structure and rooftop deck proposed for the Kingsley building (http://www.eastown.org/kingsley-proposed-development/) Baird Hawkins will be there to answer questions/concerns/etc.
Also on July 23rd, 6pm, we will host another meeting at Holland Home re: the One Fulton development at Carlton/Fulton with Orion Construction reps present. Waiting on the updated plans but will post when I have them. Good time to share your thoughts/ideas/questions! Thanks all
Submitted by whitemice on Tue, 06/30/2015 - 06:52
Last night (2015-06-29) a public input meeting was held on the west side in Richmond Park (1101 Richmond St. NW) concerning a proposal to perform a road diet trial on Alpine Ave. This diet includes the recently resurfaced section of Alpine between Leonard St. and Richmond St. This is a trial which would be put in place this summer and observed to determine the lane configuration that would be used for next section of the road to be resurfaced [from Richmond to Ann St].
Submitted by whitemice on Wed, 06/17/2015 - 07:18
These news items in addition to announcements that the DASH downtown circulator will be reconstituted and redesigned. As well as promises of car-sharing services in downtown - but nothing specific yet. And the Michigan St. Corridor plan was officially adopted.
The first public information meetings for the Coast-To-Coast project were held at the Cascade township public library and the RAPID central station.
Submitted by whitemice on Thu, 06/04/2015 - 10:48
The required public information meetings for the Coast-To-Coast passenger rail project have been scheduled. These are the first of three rounds of scheduled public information meetings.
Submitted by whitemice on Wed, 05/06/2015 - 07:13
The Fulton Place ground breaking occurred yesterday.
Submitted by whitemice on Fri, 03/27/2015 - 06:49
As development spreads into the west side we are seeing the rehabilitation of the Bridge St. corridor. These means more pedestrians and users of non-automotive modes of transportation. In response the city is starting to talk about how to improve the corridor for all users.
Submitted by whitemice on Thu, 03/12/2015 - 07:44
There is no shortage of comments aghast at the cost of the new urban-core apartments. They are even referred to as housing for the "supra-rich". These apartments tend to start at $800 for a studio, $1,000 for a one-bedroom unit, and $1,200 and up for a two-bedroom unit.
But lets break down the numbers. Ball-park estimates of what percentage of net income someone should spend on housing varies between 25% and 40%. The mortgage agencies Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FMCC) use a 28% of income cut-off.