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Investment in Urban Development and Property: What Are The Risks?

Zaragon Place Ann Arbor has been a recipient of numerous high-rise project investments, recently. These investments can be a blessing to the community, as high-rises offer a number of benefits. We like to point out the two following benefits: High-rises create opportunities for people to live, work, and create in...

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Traffic Impact Mitigation: The 411

Photo: Costco in Ann Arbor If you’re a developer dealing with impending traffic mitigation needs, the grading system used in schools has found a way to track you down. We can help you avoid that unflattering letter, F. Let’s start with a refresher course on the basics of traffic levels...

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Trend to Watch: Fast-Casual is In

The Rise of Fast-Casual Restaurants The restaurant landscape is changing in Michigan. That’s a key lesson Rob Wagner learned while attending the 2017 ICSC Michigan Idea Exchange. Rob is one of Midwestern’s Project managers, working on everything from schools to commercial projects. The Idea Exchange is the International Council of...

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Uses and Appeal of Laser Technology

Everyone loves a good laser. The appeal of laser technology emerges in childhood games, movies and heroes. In our industry, we get to harness both the power of laser technology and 3D imaging in our 3D design tools. With the push of a button—and the power of emerging 360 and...

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Projects Currently Under Construction: Risdon Heights

In the occasional series, we feature some current projects our team is working on. The Project: Risdon Heights   Risdon Heights is an 11-unit condo development on Henry Street in downtown Saline. The Saline Planning Commission approved the project in 2016. Peters Building Co. are the developers. Midwestern’s Services for...

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Do you really know where your property ends?

You’ve been waiting years and finally the time has come. This is the year you’re going to put that extension on your house. You’ve researched housing materials, saved the dough, decided on landscaping options and are ready to start building. There’s just one problem. Where does your property end and...

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Custom-Built Homes

When you think about your home, what comes to mind? Is it the beautiful garden? Is it the view from the front porch? What about family time in your kitchen that’s just the right size?   Now consider all the details that went into creating your home, in just that...

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Midwestern Welcomes New BLK 360 Laser Scanners

Leica BLK 360 Midwestern Consulting is excited to announce the early June arrival of two Leica BLK 360 laser scanners. These light scanners feature a 60 meter (180 foot) range, 3D panoramic image capture, 4 mm accuracy @ 10 m, and infrared sensors for thermal imaging, and are more efficient to...

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50 Years of Successful Projects

Midwestern Consulting started in 1967 as three friends working together to provide quality design and excellent service to clients. Over the past half century, we’ve won awards, greatly expanded our staff and services and spun off MS2 Software, focusing on traffic data management. We’ve worked on incredibly interesting and complicated...

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Midwestern’s Greatest Hits

Over the past half century, we’ve accomplished a lot. Here are 4 accomplishments that have contributed to our success:   2002 Engineering Surveying Excellence Award Most Coveted Award: The Engineering and Surveying Excellence Award In 2002, Midwestern Consulting won the ASCE/MSPE Engineering and Surveying Excellence Award for the Northwest Airlines...

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