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  • YES
  • Jeez! I spent two hours of my day writing on here and cross-checking stuff on google-maps -- you better believe this is thoughtful! Btw, this ranting was me procrastinating on an application that I finally submitted today
  • Perhaps off the rails a little I do not want Friedland to go out of business (my grandpa was in the scrapping industry so I respect that business). The villain term was way over the top, I admit ....definitely did not mean for that to be taken too …
  • Okay, and give the Red Cedar developers a juicy parcel for a hotel right on the edge of the park......in return for their time and efforts and costs on this going-nowhere project. But at the same time force them to plant 300 trees in the park (2.5" …
  • ....just my thoughts on it Definitely curious what others think
  • Okay, I will stop putting down the Red Cedar project .....if it moves forward I will root for it's success. I don't think it's the worst thing in the world. It would be kind of nice to have tall buildings on both sides of Michigan Ave. But!!! Imagi…
  • Yuck, just glancing through this thread highlights all the problems with this project.... I was ranting about this project in another thread, I'll copy those comments here below and continue with some other thoughts after that.... "(the Red Cedar …
  • And yes, obviously the railroad companies need to be worked with on those greenways. But not gently, the mayor needs to strong-arm these companies into giving up their properties for a reasonable price. Their properties have been blighting our city …
  • I would also argue that this is indeed of the utmost importance for Lansing. This city needs better public space and recreational amenities. The city has a weak/underdeveloped park system. It's sold off two of the most important recreation propertie…
  • I'm with you in terms of the quality of Lansings bike trails. Our system is fantastic and I love all the expansion. We are far superior to Ann Arbor in terms of bike trails (a fact that I love.....and that it is also undebatable). The only downside …
  • Couldn't agree more on this last point
  • Yeah, actually looking at this again -- there is absolutely no reason for this greenway not to happen. This would be the best thing for South Lansing since REO Town. Who's going to push this??? I really hope that this is already being studied. If La…
  • One thing that would be a huge win for this area (and the southside in general) would be to turn that old train line (discussed above) into a greenway.....at minimum from Holmes running north to REO town --- it would really light up a lot of small c…
  • Good! Hope they demo this entire site as a first step. They should pull all the asphalt out and just let the land breathe for the first year. Yeah, I guess a have some faith that a Californian company might try for a little more progressive design,…
  • ....I hope those plants are shade tolerant
  • Yeah, I'd like to see it with the elevation (shown in the rendering) facing onto Shiawassee and with the addition of a 6-8 story tower at the corner of Shiawassee and Capital. I think this could feel like a big-city intersection with the right sized…
  • .....that said, I think the best cities have a mish-mash of architectural styles. So I would welcome this building on any vacant parcel or parking lot in Lansing. It's also a good urban building. Btw, Oliver Towers has density, height/scale, presen…
  • Interesting.... Gillespie -- pushing the exact same building 10-15 years ago, just a different design style. I personally think this proposal feels more appropriate for Richmond VA or anywhere in the south. To me the Oliver Tower looks like Lansing …
  • No way! This is a good city building
  • Dicey move. I don't really like that... Still rooting for this full-on though