The Keeler building has been sitting empty at 56 Division Ave N since 1995 [28 years]. It's looming and dilapidated presence creates a dead feeling intersection on the east edge of downtown proper, amplified by adjacency to two parking lots and the AT&T switch building.
UPDATE 2023-11-29: Maps of current CC & TCC zones added,as well as map of the downtown overlay height district and excerpted land-use table. There is sill no narrative attached to the rezoning of Front & Scribner.
The Planning Commission's agenda for 2023-12-14 is 👉here👈.
The Mackinaw Center's Issues & Ideas Forum hosted a session entitled "Why Michigan Should Embrace Zoning Reform". The three guest panelists included Joshua Lunger of the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, Jessica Letaw who is an activist and organizer in Ann Arbor, and Emily Hamilton an urban economic and land-use policy scholar of George Mason University.
If you are not planning for your housing future as a community you are committing economic suicide.