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Old Posted Apr 28, 2018, 8:06 PM
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As a catch-up, an update is in order for the several projects that were initially shared on this thread in 2013 by DetroitMan.

1. The Mill End Lofts development (808 N. Water St.) was completed in 2014. Three Rivers Corp. (out of Midland) was the Architectural design lead and construction manager.

Source: Three Rivers Corporation

2. Conversely, the historic LaPorte and Knepp Building apartment redevelopment never happened. In 2017, owner Tom LaPorte put the buildings up for sale for $2 million indicating his intent to retire from the real estate business and sell these property assets.

Historic downtown Bay City buildings listed for $2 million
Andrew Dodson | MLive
July 18, 2017

BAY CITY, MI -- Two of Bay City's historic downtown buildings are on the market and are listed together with a seven-figure price tag. Tom LaPorte, owner of the 127-year-old LaPorte Building and adjoining Knepp Building, has listed his properties for $2 million. The 75-year-old said he's ready to fully retire and get rid of the properties...

Source: Jacob Hamilton | MLive

3. Meanwhile, the massive Uptown at Rivers' Edge development, now simply known as Uptown Bay City, has been very successful, and is still growing. A whole micro-economy has formed in this live / work / lifestyle center located south of the historic downtown. The 35-acre former brownfield site (once home to Industrial Brownhoist) now has new life. Currently, there is a four story mixed-use building with ground floor retail / restaurants and condominiums above (you can click here for the virtual tour of two of the units). Additionally, there is also a four story-story Courtyard Marriott, a four-story office building housing Michigan Sugar Company's Corporate Headquarters and business incubators that are partnered with Central Michigan University's Research Corp. Dow Chemical has a standalone structure, as does another restaurant, Real Seafood Co. right next door. McClaren has a building here, and there are also brownstone-style townhomes.

Aerial View - circa 2017 -

Source: MLive

Construction Progress, circa 2015 -

Source: Uptown Bay City

Development Map -

Source: Uptown Bay City

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