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Spect Building

Postby HR Paperstacks » Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:41 pm

I heard today that the Spect building is going to be torn down in about 18 months. There's an out of town developer coming in and they are starting to inform everyone right now.

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Re: Spect Building

Postby iamjacobm » Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:56 pm

This should be fun.

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Re: Spect Building

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Re: Spect Building

Postby Brad » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:44 pm

HR Paperstacks wrote:I heard today that the Spect building is going to be torn down in about 18 months. There's an out of town developer coming in and they are starting to inform everyone right now.


Yep, Alvine Engineering is moving in to development where the Wallstreet Tower Showroom was. I think they said a 9 story building was going to replace all those old buildings.

I am still hoping this is not all true, but I trust the first source and now you are hearing it too.
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Re: Spect Building

Postby PotatoeEatsFish » Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:17 pm

Brad wrote:
HR Paperstacks wrote:I heard today that the Spect building is going to be torn down in about 18 months. There's an out of town developer coming in and they are starting to inform everyone right now.


Yep, Alvine Engineering is moving in to development where the Wallstreet Tower Showroom was. I think they said a 9 story building was going to replace all those old buildings.

I am still hoping this is not all true, but I trust the first source and now you are hearing it too.


Wow a 9 story building! Such a skyline changer! Totally worth tearing the Specht Building down!
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Re: Spect Building

Postby NEDodger » Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:30 pm

Ha. So OPA doesn't get the land after all?

Almost makes it worth it.

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Re: Spect Building

Postby Brad » Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:48 pm

NEDodger wrote:Ha. So OPA doesn't get the land after all?

Almost makes it worth it.


That's the strange thing that I still don't understand...
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Re: Spect Building

Postby Coyote » Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:59 pm

Coyote wrote:
Coyote wrote:OPAS has just submitted a site plan for 1200 Douglas. All that is known is that it is for one building. If this is their green space or for the eastern portion of the Holland is yet to be disclosed...


Given the past 24 hours... I have to wonder if something is happening here that is trying to hide under the HDR train wreck.
Is there a divert attention and obtain controversial permits play going on?
I hope people don't fall asleep to an OPAS end run Statue of Liberty play going on...


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Brad wrote:
NEDodger wrote:Ha. So OPA doesn't get the land after all?

Almost makes it worth it.


That's the strange thing that I still don't understand...


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Ok, I thought it was OPAS that submitted a site plan....
Well, this is going to be interesting to watch...

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Re: Spect Building

Postby MadMartin8 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:46 am

:lol: Time to make some popcorn.
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Re: Spect Building

Postby Brad » Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:48 am

After reading the Alvine story this morning, Its looking more true... :(
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Re: Spect Building

Postby GetUrban » Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:48 pm

Some out-of-town developer, huh? Probably will lease space to OPA, would be my guess.

Sounds like another fight brewing.....or maybe the Specht, Happy Hollow and Alvine Buildings will get moved to a place where there is still some historic context left. Those places are getting harder to find.
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Re: Spect Building

Postby Spatial77 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:31 pm

I would be OK with a 9 story building fronting the GLM in the Holland green space. If they could move the Specht, et al. a block east to the east side of the Pinnacle Bank parking lot I think it would really help that block. I love the Pinnacle Bank building, but I hate that it stands between two surface parking lots. The lot to the east could accommodate the buildings fronting Douglas Street and add period buildings to that block. Happy Hollow Coffee is a smaller building and has many more options as to where it could fit. Just my little dream of what could be.
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Re: Spect Building

Postby bmt » Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:05 pm

The conspiracy theorist in me thinks that this out of town company will come in and tear down those buildings. They will take all of the negative press, and then after a while their project "falls through". OPAS then sweeps in and develops the land.

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Re: Spect Building

Postby Professor Woland » Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:44 pm

Now would be a good time for preservationists to get out ahead of this. Raise funds, work the owners and the city to arrange moving the buildings and be ready when the time comes.

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Re: Spect Building

Postby iamjacobm » Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:57 am

The Alvine Building is being marketed on LoopNet.


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