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Old 02-24-2015, 05:12 PM
 
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$10 million land buy for Grand Rapids along Grand River | MLive.com
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Old 02-24-2015, 07:53 PM
 
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I'm kind of hoping that if this goes through, that they leave a portion of these properties along Monroe for developing. It'd be much better for the river front.
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Old 03-10-2015, 07:02 PM
 
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4 answers to the $10M question: Why should Grand Rapids buy more riverfront land? | MLive.com

Opinion piece in the GR Press. I'd personally rather see this built up by MSU, I can see where making it usable public space would benefit the city. If I understand this correctly this land would be the catalyst for the river restoration project?

Edit: Found this too.
http://www.wzzm13.com/story/news/loc...lans/24682791/

What benefit does the city have for getting this land? Would public space be worth it?

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Old 03-10-2015, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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4 answers to the $10M question: Why should Grand Rapids buy more riverfront land? | MLive.com

Opinion piece in the GR Press. I'd personally rather see this built up by MSU, I can see where making it usable public space would benefit the city. If I understand this correctly this land would be the catalyst for the river restoration project?
No, they're just saying that the two are connected (adjacent), and that their plans to purchase the property and create flood protection and park space will enhance the river restoration project. I'm not aware of funding for this being in any way tied to the river restoration project.
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Old 03-10-2015, 07:26 PM
 
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No, they're just saying that the two are connected (adjacent), and that their plans to purchase the property and create flood protection and park space will enhance the river restoration project. I'm not aware of funding for this being in any way tied to the river restoration project.
Magellan, what's your opinion on it? What would you like to see there were it up to you?
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Old 03-11-2015, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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Magellan, what's your opinion on it? What would you like to see there were it up to you?
Park land for sure, because they have to raise the floodwalls another 15 feet or so. But along Monroe Ave, they could carve off some of the property and sell it for development.
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Old 03-11-2015, 05:47 PM
 
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My only concern is that if they put a park in, it will be as uninteresting as the rest of the park area built along No Mo. I'd prefer to see something more ornate, but I supposed who wouldn't.
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