Public Meetings About Easttown Developments

Posted to Facebook by Lindsay Ruffin:

Just an FYI, the Eastown Community Association is hosting a community meeting this Thursday at 6pm to discuss the proposed parking structure and rooftop deck proposed for the Kingsley building ( Baird Hawkins will be there to answer questions/concerns/etc.
Also on July 23rd, 6pm, we will host another meeting at Holland Home re: the One Fulton development at Carlton/Fulton with Orion Construction reps present. Waiting on the updated plans but will post when I have them. Good time to share your thoughts/ideas/questions! Thanks all

Alpine Road Diet Meeting Report

Last night (2015-06-29) a public input meeting was held on the west side in Richmond Park (1101 Richmond St. NW) concerning a proposal to perform a road diet trial on Alpine Ave. This diet includes the recently resurfaced section of Alpine between Leonard St. and Richmond St. This is a trial which would be put in place this summer and observed to determine the lane configuration that would be used for next section of the road to be resurfaced [from Richmond to Ann St].

A huge week in transportation news!

These news items in addition to announcements that the DASH downtown circulator will be reconstituted and redesigned. As well as promises of car-sharing services in downtown - but nothing specific yet. And the Michigan St. Corridor plan was officially adopted.


The first public information meetings for the Coast-To-Coast project were held at the Cascade township public library and the RAPID central station.

Coast-To-Coast Round 1

The required public information meetings for the Coast-To-Coast passenger rail project have been scheduled. These are the first of three rounds of scheduled public information meetings.

Fulton Place Construction Officially Underway

The Fulton Place ground breaking occurred yesterday.

Event: Bridge St. Lighting For Pedestrians

As development spreads into the west side we are seeing the rehabilitation of the Bridge St. corridor. These means more pedestrians and users of non-automotive modes of transportation. In response the city is starting to talk about how to improve the corridor for all users.

Housing for only for the rich?

There is no shortage of comments aghast at the cost of the new urban-core apartments. They are even referred to as housing for the "supra-rich". These apartments tend to start at $800 for a studio, $1,000 for a one-bedroom unit, and $1,200 and up for a two-bedroom unit.

But lets break down the numbers. Ball-park estimates of what percentage of net income someone should spend on housing varies between 25% and 40%. The mortgage agencies Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FMCC) use a 28% of income cut-off.


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