NO MORE MYSTERY: Development plans known

6:53 AM, Mar 28, 2006   |    comments
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Grand Rapids - More details are emerging on the large development proposed for downtown. Early plans called for it to make the city the entertainment hub of the Midwest. The developer of the project, a man based in Los Angeles and Atlanta named Duane Faust will likely be in Grand Rapids later this week to reveal more details. Some of the early ideas were spelled out in a document, prepared for his company, ESNA Corp. The document came out last spring. A spokesman for Faust said today, while some details have changed, the concept is the same. That concept mixes a million square-foot mall with an indoor/outdoor concert hall, movies, museums, town homes, and condominiums. Don Hunt, a spokesman for the developer, says Faust is passionate about bringing new industries to create a transitional economic base. He did say the focus is now squarely on Grand Rapids, not other cities. Faust has "developed a passion for Grand Rapids."

Stanton Tang

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