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Staying Prepared: 3 Reasons We Use Autodesk

Building diverse and user-friendly solutions for clients is the primary function of hundreds of businesses—and with good reason. Powerful tech solutions are necessary for companies to thrive in today’s competitive market. While we’re not in tech, we do use powerful technology solutions all the time. Autodesk is a powerful part...

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Floodplain Management

Strolling along a local creek can be very relaxing. Proposing to build along that creek, is not. Why? Floodplains, which you’ve probably heard of by now. If you’ve built in Washtenaw County—especially Ann Arbor—you’ve likely dealt with the restrictions and requirements regarding building within floodplains. Because much of the higher...

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We Did It: Now Let’s Do Great Things

We said we’d do it, and we did. December 1st marked our first day in the office. We think of 1967 as one of our best years because it was our first in Metro Detroit. As you might know, we’ve worked on dozens of projects and properties in the Detroit...

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Midwestern’s Big News: Opening New Detroit Office

We have good news, and we didn’t want to wait any longer to tell you. People say you reflect the people you surround yourself with. We’re honored and thankful to have spent over four decades working in Detroit, surrounded by the local community. We’ve worked on projects with the city...

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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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