Entries by Al Warr

Uptown Bay City Featured in New Video

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has released the third in a series of videos showcasing its brownfield redevelopment projects. The videos highlight successful redevelopment projects at which DEQ financial incentives and technical assistance helped communities clean up and safely reuse brownfields. The DEQ helps communities clean up and safely reuse brownfields – properties that […]

THE H Residence is finished; Gratzi restaurant up next

Major construction work on the five-story, 85,000-square-foot H Residence at Ashman and Main streets is complete. Main floor: Northwood Gallery, Midland Visitors Center and Gratzi. Second floor: Nine executive suites operated by the H Hotel. Residents are offered complimentary airport transportation, access to a fitness center and indoor pool/whirlpool, housekeeping services, delivery from Café Zinc […]

Shaheen Development Reveals Midland Downtown Restaurant

Midland, MI – February 15, 2017 – Gratzi has been announced as Downtown Midland’s newest restaurant, located in THE H Residence on the corner of Ashman and Main Streets. Gratzi joins the Northwood Gallery and the Midland Visitors Center to fully complete the main floor. The elegant restaurant will prepare regionally inspired Italian cuisine with a […]

Long-awaited Old Town Saginaw condos are on the market

By The Saginaw News Saginaw, MI – It was 13 years ago that the Shaheen family first unveiled a vision for market-rate housing sandwiched between North Hamilton and the riverfront near Old Town. Now the community has a chance to see the first completed condos in the planned 24-unit Riverfront Brownstones development, which has risen from […]

Shaheen ‘driving force’ behind Albion hotel project

By the Midland Daily News Albion, MI – “This hotel is an important step, but only the first step in the new Albion,” declared Albion City Manager Sheryl Mitchell, as she greeted a crowd of at least 200 people at the ceremonial groundbreaking for a Courtyard Marriott hotel. Set to open in the fall of 2017, […]

Groundbreaking for new Courtyard by Marriott hotel held in downtown Albion

By Catherine Kerley, The Recorder Albion, MI – The buildings were town down, the ground leveled, and last Thursday several local and state dignitaries took part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Courtyard by Marriott hotel in downtown Albion. More than 200 people turned out to witness the historic occasion. The hotel, which will […]

Shaheen Development transforms Old Town Saginaw building

SAGINAW, MI — A historic building in Old Town Saginaw is getting a new look in 2016. The 115-year-old building was originally the site of the Wolverine Theater. It has played host to both stage and screen productions and most recently spent 33 years as the Old Town Gym. When finished, the renovated building will be home to […]

Condo project taking shape in Saginaw

SAGINAW, MI – Construction of a condominium development along the Saginaw River on the city’s West Side is moving along, as crews frame in the first of several buildings at the site. Workers on Thursday, Jan. 7, were building the structure for the roof of the Riverview Brownstones on Hamilton, 406 N. Hamilton, in Old Town […]

Uptown at River’s Edge Recognized by EPA as Brownfield Redevelopment Success

Unique $40 Million Public-Private Partnership Created 500 Jobs, Transformed a Michigan Skyline Bay City, Michigan, – The Uptown at River’s Edge project in Bay City has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for outstanding contributions to brownfields site redevelopment at the 2015 Brownfields Conference held in Chicago, IL. The 43-acre Uptown riverfront redevelopment has […]

With nearly all condos sold, Uptown Bay City coming to life

BAY CITY, MI (MLIVE) – Less than a year after its first residents moved in, 18 of the 20 available condos, including two of the four penthouses, at Uptown Bay City are now sold, planting a healthy number of residents into Bay City’s newest business district that’s quickly coming to life. The condominiums — located above Chemical Bank, […]