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^It's a good move on the City's part, and has proven successful in other locales. It activates otherwise empty downtown streetfronts and, as you noted, serves as a kind of business incubator.
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This a small (tiny) development in downtown Muskegon. Last year chalets were built on Western Avenue to serve as tiny storefronts. Named Western Market an additional five chalets were built this year bringing a total of 16 shops downtown.



The article also notes how some of the previous shops have moved into more permanent storefronts.
I get the feeling Muskegon and Ithaca are somehow related. There's a similar mini retail location in Ithaca:

https://ithacavoice.com/2018/03/lot-...ess-bay-alley/

Been quite successful.
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Old Posted May 23, 2018, 6:18 AM
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I get the feeling Muskegon and Ithaca are somehow related. There's a similar mini retail location in Ithaca:

https://ithacavoice.com/2018/03/lot-...ess-bay-alley/

Been quite successful.
Very cool! Definitely a more permanent incubator than Muskegon's chalets maybe we'll see something like that in the future too.
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Muskegon is getting in on the shipping crate construction trend. This should bring some new energy to the area around this planned restaurant site at 98 W Clay Ave.

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Italian restaurant made of shipping containers coming to Muskegon
Justine McGuire | MLive
May 24, 2018

MUSKEGON, MI - An Italian restaurant made of shipping crates is coming to downtown Muskegon. The Nipote's Italian Kitchen building, 98 W. Clay Ave., will be a combination of two shipping containers with standard construction in between. The 1,500-square-foot restaurant will also have a deck with outdoor seating. Owner Jeff Church said the goal is to open by September...

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Work is moving along on the 6-story Lake View Lofts project downtown, which fills in another portion of the large hole left by the demolished Muskegon Mall. On Tuesday, 5/22, MEDC awarded a $1.5 million loan to the project through its Community Revitalization Program. Up to 50% of that loan is forgivable if certain conditions are met. Here is the approximate site, located right next to MLive's Muskegon office.

There are also some nuggets in the below MLive and WZZM articles regarding a Phase 2 and 3, which sound like they will both include substantial construction projects, if all goes well. Also, mention of 2 other five-story buildings within a 3-block area, according to the WZZM video at the link below.

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$7.3M mixed-use building in downtown Muskegon to be complete by fall
Justine McGuire | MLive
May 24, 2018

MUSKEGON, MI - A newly constructed six-story downtown Muskegon building will be complete by fall 2018. The 47,760-square-foot building represents a $7,267,890 investment, the final piece of which was secured through a loan from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) this week..."This is Phase I of what is hoped to become a three-phased development, building on vacant parcels adjacent to this project..."
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Jon Mills | WZZM
May 22, 2018

A number of major developments around the state were approved by the Michigan Strategic Fund on On Tuesday May, 22, 2018. Among those, is one currently under construction on West Western Avenue in Muskegon...The project is the first-phase of what is expected to become a three-phase development built on vacant adjacent land. It is expected to serve as a catalyst for additional revitalization in downtown Muskegon...
Construction progress May 23, 2018

Source: MLive | Mike Krebs


Below are some construction progress screen shots taken from the above WZZM news story (May 22, 2018)









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A reminder of the finished project rendering

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^ Great stuff!
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Interesting news with that Italian restaurant as it looks like it will be to the east of Terrace. That's an area that hasn't seen much development in a long time.

This is the building currently at the address. I took this shot 10 years ago. It was already vacant at that point and as far as I know has been vacant since.
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The Lynn Sherwood Waterfront 'Stadium' along Grand Haven's waterfront is wrapping up this month.

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Waterfront Stadium project enters homestretch
Alex Doty | Grand Haven Tribune
May 30, 2018

About one month remains until the long-awaited Lynne Sherwood Waterfront Stadium project is finished. The city has planned a ribbon-cutting ceremony for noon Thursday, June 21. “We really think that everything will be wrapped up by then,” City Manager Pat McGinnis...





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Well, this all looks / sounds very interesting. No developers on board yet though.

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Canals could be focal point of Muskegon's Windward Pointe development
Justine McGuire | MLive
June 5, 2018

MUSKEGON, MI - Windward Pointe on the southern shore of Muskegon Lake could become a unique walkable community within the city of Muskegon featuring a canal system. The canals would create three "hamlets" on Muskegon Lake at the northern edge of the 120-acre site that formerly housed Sappi paper mill, said Senen Antonio, a partner at DPZ CoDesign, during a presentation of the results of the second Windward Pointe charrette on Tuesday, June 5 at the Muskegon Country Club...
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Source: MLive | DPZ CoDesign

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Here is a link to a proposal for 68 W. 8th Street. This is a 4-story, 30-unit mixed-use project, which would be an expansion of the currently under-construction 60 W. 8th St. which itself has 21 units. The proposal is fairly recent, from May 20. This would be adjacent to the new mixed-use development at 102 W. 8th St. - which will be anchored by a movie theater, bakery, and Hopcat. This all furthers the city's goals of connecting the market and civic center to the main retail activity center further east.

The article below summarizes pretty well all of the cosntruction occuring along W. 8th Street right now -

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Eighth Street construction continues to progress
Austin Metz | Holland Sentinel
June 3, 2018

Construction is underway on a number of projects located along West Eighth Street. In total, there are six projects in the works including a movie theatre, a parking ramp and mixed-purpose units with apartments, condos and retail space.

HOLLAND — For Holland residents and tourists alike, if someone has ventured down Eighth Street past River Avenue recently, the question they are asking has to do with the progress on the construction down to Pine Avenue.

It is a question that is not easily answered because there are actually a number of projects in the works right now. The projects, which are being completed by GDK Construction, stretch almost the entire way from River Avenue to Pine Avenue between Eighth Street and Ninth Street excluding the businesses located on River Avenue. The series of projects began with the renovation of The Sentinel building, 54 W. Eighth St., which also paved the way for the addition of Seventy-Six restaurant. Now the attention has turned to the remainder of the block, which will be transformed after the tearing down of old buildings and parking lots and the addition of six new structures...
North Elevation - the four-story building on the left is currently U/C by the same developer -


West Elevation -


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Site Layout Plan -

Source: City of Holland

A reminder of the 102 W. 8th St. project, which at one point as proposed as 4-stories -

Source: Holland Sentinel
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Windward Pointe would be a game-changer for Muskegon; that is one sexy siteplan. This would be the city finally being able to capitalize off it's waterfront once again, but this time in a different and more accessible way.
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Whoa. That would be incredible for Muskegon.
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Windward Pointe would be a game-changer for Muskegon; that is one sexy siteplan. This would be the city finally being able to capitalize off it's waterfront once again, but this time in a different and more accessible way.
Love the fact that the city is recognizing how positive their waterfront could be. I wish Ithaca leaders were as responsible.
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Grand Haven - this approved new development is pretty suburban, but it has some merits, both in the form of two new 2-story structures and a re-purposed, former bowling alley.

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Site plan OK'd for Starlite Lanes redevelopment
Alex Doty | Grand Haven Tribune
June 13, 2018

The 3-acre site of Starlite Lanes will soon be home to a new mixed-use development focused on physical fitness and real estate. The Grand Haven Planning Commission on Tuesday approved the site plan for the redevelopment of 1305 S. Beacon Blvd. It will include a new Planet Fitness, relocated @Home Realty office and a new Fit Body Boot Camp, as well as space for a future tenant...







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St. Joseph - this groundbreaking for this new outdoor sculpture park was last week.

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Creating a new Krasl: Art center breaks ground for revamped campus
John Matuszak | Herald Palladium
June 9, 2018

ST. JOSEPH — When you plant a seed in fertile soil, you can never be sure what might grow. That is what has happened at the Krasl Art Center, which broke ground Friday for its latest creative endeavor, “Sculpting Community,” a $1.7 million outdoor renovation project that includes a signature gateway sculpture by renowned artist Richard Hunt...

Source: Herald Palladium | Don Campbell


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"After" Site Plan

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Benton Harbor / St. Joseph - I came across this impressive planning study document while searching around last night. The document was commissioned a few years ago now (2015) but the potential of what it contains is beginning to pick up steam in the area. There is a design charrette scheduled this month to review the plan and generate more discussion within the community.

Coastal cities like Benton Harbor and Muskegon are getting more serious about capitalizing on what is one of their best assets; the waterfront.

Like most planning tools, this is visionary, to be sure, but vision is a good thing when backed by funding and action, and I think the time is ripe for some of this to start coming to fruition. There is a lot of fight left in Benton Harbor, which has faced a lot of challenges. Many local activists and developers are dreaming big for the future of the Benton Harbor / St. Joseph Twin Cities Harbor area. The study is focused on the immediate harbor area - Marina Island and adjacent St. Joseph river shore line. There is a lot in this study to take in. It explores current land use and possible urban productivity, commercial shipping / port consolidation, recreational planning concepts, residential markets, walkability, environment and sustainability, zoning, funding strategies, etc.

The study was commissioned by the City of Benton Harbor, and was prepared in collaboration between the Southwest Michigan Planning Commission, local developers, Gibbs Planning Group, the 2015 Andrews University School of Architecture & Interior Design, and numerous other stakeholders.

There is too much imagery and information to post here, so go look at the study document if you want to read more.


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Another coastal city that is investing in its downtown and capitalizing on its assets is New Buffalo. NB is wrapping up a two-year streetscape improvement project that was the product of 15 years of planning. The bit below about the original wood water lines that were unearthed is quite interesting...

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Karina Flores | WNDU
June 14, 2018

NEW BUFFALO, Mich. There is celebration in the city of New Buffalo Thursday as a two-year long construction project comes to an end. Their Streetscape project is now complete and residents are gathered downtown to see the final product...It was a $4 million project that involved redoing the storm drains, new irrigation, replacing power and gas lines, updating water and sewage, and more. Downtown New Buffalo is over 200 years old and before this project, they still had original water lines made of wood...
I couldn't find any really great photos to post of it. But here is a rendering and a potential reconfiguration plan from Houseal Lavigne Associates (Urban Planning Firm) -




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Another business opening up in downtown Muskegon at the corner of Clay & Terrace. That location puts it next to the new Italian restaurant mentioned upthread.

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Morat's Bakery opens downtown shop with sweet, savory treats
Justine McGuire - Mlive
July 9th, 2018

MUSKEGON, MI - Chai, boysenberry, mango, papaya, habanero peach and mint could all show up in the donuts and muffins at Morat's Bakery downtown Muskegon.

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^ That's good news. And I see that the city approved a plan to sell bonds to help fund the planned new convention center -

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City to sell $20M in bonds for downtown convention center
Ben Solis | MLive
July 11, 2018

MUSKEGON, MI -- City officials plan to sell $20 million in bonds to pay for the construction and furnishing of a proposed $15 million convention center in the heart of downtown Muskegon. The Muskegon City Commission approved a resolution of intent to sell capital improvement bonds Tuesday...
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This looks great - another 6-story project proposed for downtown Muskegon, filling in more void space that was freed up when the mall was demo'd. Called The Leonard, it will occupy the corner of Second Street and Western Avenue, and will feature underground parking, ground-floor commercial, 2 stories of office space, and 3 stories of apartments (18 units total). Could break ground this fall.

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$8.5M mixed-use building planned for downtown Muskegon
Justine McGuire | MLive
July 19, 2018

MUSKEGON, MI - Another six-story building is coming to downtown Muskegon, filling in open space left after the Muskegon Mall was demolished. Plans are for a 44,000-square-foot mixed-use building, called The Leonard, at the corner of Second Street and Western Avenue, said Corey Leonard, who is in the process of purchasing the lot and designing the building...
The rendering looks like it shows only 5 floors - either the design is changing, or maybe there's a penthouse floor that is cut off from the angle of view.


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