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Rizzo Sep 18, 2008 6:01 AM

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Originally Posted by subterranean (Post 3805101)
I come in that way nearly every day for school, and it's a cool view. Unfortunately (and fortunately, depending on how you look at it) I have classes on North campus...I don't have to deal with the stress of downtown. Although I love downtown, my job makes me a (ugg) commuter. Thankfully the Green Park and Ride and the "free" buses allow me to (somewhat) offset the congestion.

That can't be a good commute, although I know people who drive back and forth between Lansing and AA.

jasonic Sep 18, 2008 6:40 AM

A2 is booming!!!!

Rizzo Sep 19, 2008 9:40 AM

Looking at 411 over Liberty and Washington. You can see a bit of North Quad going up to the right.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3180/...e34afe90_b.jpg

ColDayMan Sep 19, 2008 10:30 PM

It looks like a hospital skyline.

subterranean Sep 22, 2008 2:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Hayward (Post 3807354)
That can't be a good commute, although I know people who drive back and forth between Lansing and AA.

I crash down there a couple of days per week to offset the driving, but I work for the State and I don't want to give up the job. It's too bad MSU's planning program sucks; that would have made things quite a bit easier on me.

Rizzo Sep 23, 2008 4:02 PM

If anyone drives up around North Campus, would they mind getting photos of Upland Green and the new student housing development? Upland Green opened this week, and there is a Panera now on the ground floor.

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Originally Posted by ColDayMan (Post 3811188)
It looks like a hospital skyline.

Excuse me, we happen to love our plateau skyline of 8-12 story buildings of dated architecture.

ColDayMan Sep 24, 2008 1:48 AM

No, that would be Madison.

LMich Sep 24, 2008 4:42 AM

:haha:

Really, I don't have much more to add.

Rizzo Sep 26, 2008 6:10 PM

The 13 story hotel proposal on the site of Leopolds has been scrapped (as weird as it sounds, I'm actually very happy it is) and the developer is being sued by TCF. Actually multiple developers...

http://www.mlive.com/businessreview/...er_nonpay.html


To be honest, I'm getting tired of the 12+ story proposals that seemingly come out of nowhere on a monthly basis, only to last about 1 year in discussion and then disappear. Some of them pop up on the net as renderings and elevations for projects that have never been announced, based on assumptions that current owners will be willing to sell their property.....whatever.

Rizzo Sep 26, 2008 7:38 PM

A couple overexposed shots of North Quad. I also need to clean my lens

Looking South from my apartment building.
http://www.umich.edu/~ifmuth/$/constructionaa01.jpg

Looking the other direction at Kellogg Eye Center
http://www.umich.edu/~ifmuth/$/constructionaa03.jpg

North Quad Near Rackham Hall
http://www.umich.edu/~ifmuth/$/constructionaa02.jpg

LMich Sep 27, 2008 2:24 AM

Nice, particularly in the first shot which actually makes Ann Arbor look like a city.

ColDayMan Sep 27, 2008 3:21 AM

...or Troy (look at Top of Troy on the far right ;)).

Rizzo Sep 27, 2008 5:25 AM

Absolutely not, it lacks the National City logo. YOU of all persons should know this ColDay

ColDayMan Sep 28, 2008 5:42 AM

^And a Ruth's Chris. How can you forget the RUTH'S CHRIS!

Rizzo Oct 6, 2008 12:36 AM

Sounds like 601 Forrest may be scaled back from 25 to 16 stories, cutting the number of units in half. I don't know whether to celebrate or be disappointed.

But definitely in good news, the old TCF bank building near cottage in has been purchased, and the Zaragon Developers want to build a highrise there.

DecoJim Oct 6, 2008 7:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Hayward (Post 3841046)
Sounds like 601 Forrest may be scaled back from 25 to 16 stories, cutting the number of units in half. I don't know whether to celebrate or be disappointed.

I think it is good news; we don't want too much housing capacity if the economy takes a long time to recover. As you may remember from the discussion thread about that project, I was against the massive scale of that project (University Towers is bad enough). 16 stories is still a respectable size for a city like Ann Arbor. The Ann Arbor city council was supposed to vote on a resolution to approve the original version of the project today.

Rizzo Oct 7, 2008 4:21 AM

I was expecting to get a fill in from arbor update, but there was nothing.

The only reason really I had a hint of dissapointment was when I was standing on the corner of William and East U the other day look north east. You have this incredible panorama of density. Most of the buildings around you are 4-5 stories. Then you have the 10 story Zaragon Pl, U Towers looming behind, and what would've been one of Ann Arbor's tallest in the background of it all. Really, it would have been an impressive urban scene for a town of only 115,000 residents, and this busy area isn't even close to downtown.

I'm actually kind of hoping that dumpy bungalow house, now entirely out of context, will get demoed for a nice corner commercial building. Imagine something like the 5 story Amsterdammer Apts on South U rising there.....actually the red brick building behind it is owned by the same rental company, and constructed by the same architect, so I wouldn't be all that surprised.

Rizzo Oct 9, 2008 1:21 AM

Ann Arbor Unveils Plan for new underground parking + a new street near library

http://www.mlive.com/annarbornews/ne..._plan_for.html

UglymanCometh Oct 9, 2008 1:20 PM

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Originally Posted by LMich (Post 3825093)
Nice, particularly in the first shot which actually makes Ann Arbor look like a city.

It's still missing a Boji Complex

LMich Oct 10, 2008 5:10 AM

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Originally Posted by UglymanCometh (Post 3847497)
It's still missing a Boji Complex

Thank God.


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