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Author Topic: City Center - Is it really worth it?  (Read 20165 times)

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BuzzBuzz

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Re: City Center - Is it really worth it?
« Reply #225 on: June 09, 2018, 03:39:37 PM »

Now begins the summer of our discontent.

Does anybody remember that the goals session included making staging information be made readily available.

Has anybody seen anything?  The closing of the Williams and 3rd intersection certainly has not been mentioned at any Commission meeting I have seen.

Ask your Commissioner!
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RO retailer

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Re: City Center - Is it really worth it?
« Reply #226 on: June 09, 2018, 07:44:06 PM »

was anyone at the Market today?  Any issues?  The art fair was going on today too.  It was on Washington.
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Re: City Center - Is it really worth it?
« Reply #227 on: June 09, 2018, 08:38:05 PM »

I was at the market today.   

Parking and traffic was awful.  I arrived about 11:00 am and was there until it closed.   Many concerned farmers.    Many concerned shoppers.    A fair amount of angry drivers trying to park and many caress drivers not watching where they were headed.    It was about noon when the port a potties from yesterday’s beer bash were picked up.   

Here is a link to a survey with a comment section.  (Currently it’s down but was up earlier today, it will be back up tomorrow after midnight according to the website.


https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/8a35b9a6630c4b4e8362835f023833bf


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Re: City Center - Is it really worth it?
« Reply #228 on: June 10, 2018, 01:44:34 AM »

I just cannot imagine what will happen when they close parts of the market lot.
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Gladys Kravitz

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Re: City Center - Is it really worth it?
« Reply #229 on: June 11, 2018, 11:04:38 AM »

I just cannot imagine what will happen when they close parts of the market lot.

I can't imagine what will happen when they try and make the farmers park their trucks offsite to keep the few spots left open for shoppers.  A new, less convenient business model may not be as appealing to the vendors, both on Saturdays or Sundays.  We will know by the end of summer how it is going to play out. 
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Re: City Center - Is it really worth it?
« Reply #230 on: July 12, 2018, 05:13:34 PM »

In the brand new 7-story lot by the post office I have noticed that the elevators have been getting grosser and grosser as time goes on... especially the Center St. side.

Well I decided to take the elevator on the Washington St. side instead and it smelled so bad like some ROHS kids were hot boxing after a gun control rally.

So when I meet clients downtown I run the risk of going to an important meeting smelling like Jazz Cabbage.


Really I do prefer parking decks in the winter/rain BUT they require more maintenance/security measures than a surface lot. If this is the direction we are going in we have to  start keeping them safe and clean!!
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The Capitalist

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Re: City Center - Is it really worth it?
« Reply #231 on: July 12, 2018, 06:58:56 PM »

^^ Thank you for teaching me some new marijuana lingo  ;D
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Re: City Center - Is it really worth it?
« Reply #232 on: July 12, 2018, 08:32:58 PM »

The maintenance of the garage elevators and stairwells is slim and NONE.  Several years ago the elevator in the Center St. garage was more broken than not. When asked about it, the stock answer was,"waiting for parts".
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Rusty Shackleford

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Re: City Center - Is it really worth it?
« Reply #233 on: July 13, 2018, 08:27:47 AM »

Jazz Cabbage.
^^ Thank you for teaching me some new marijuana lingo  ;D

The 1950s called.  They want their marijuana lingo back.  LOL   O0
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Sometimes I wish the government would just ban itself. Wrap your heads around that, fellas.

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Re: City Center - Is it really worth it?
« Reply #234 on: July 13, 2018, 09:05:07 AM »

This good little Catholic girl was too busy chasing Elvis and Pat Boone.
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Rusty Shackleford

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Re: City Center - Is it really worth it?
« Reply #236 on: August 07, 2018, 08:55:12 AM »

The term "jazz cabbage" has grown on me.  LOL
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BuzzBuzz

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Re: City Center - Is it really worth it?
« Reply #237 on: August 10, 2018, 03:55:48 PM »

Here's some week-end reading, the PR-friendly version of the Civic Center:

https://www.romi.gov/DocumentCenter/View/21628/Civic-Center-Update-August-13-2018

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BuzzBuzz

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Re: City Center - Is it really worth it?
« Reply #238 on: August 18, 2018, 03:16:17 PM »

Commissioners aren't dumb, and asked about the safety of pouring concrete for the police station and city hall in November and December, to be told by the construction supervisor that "he's done it before".   And in Royal oak, no less.

Membership here includes people with construction experience and it would be worth your time to let us know if he's just trying to look good, or is right--fresh concrete can be adequately shielded from cold and all a contractor has to do is "break through the frost" and then cover the pour to have no ill affects.  Google tells me it's done, but if done incorrectly the concrete won't be strong and will fracture inside.

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Re: City Center - Is it really worth it?
« Reply #239 on: August 19, 2018, 09:22:57 AM »

A certain ex commissioner is propagating bogus information in the rah rah Facebook group stating the Boji building is 100% leased.  What a Pro liar.  Part of a long chain of posts battling yet another resident who dared take up the challenge.

According to Loopnet, the building is still 0% leased.  Yes, some day it will be leased out.  What is the purpose of lying to people telling them it is 100% leased now?  It was billed from day one as a speculative office building.  Spewing fountains of liars like that are why I'm not on FB much anymore.

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