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  • When it comes to those RR tracks, specifically between MLK and Mt Hope, I've long wanted to see them converted into a street. That would facilitate redevelopment of the industrial complex at Mt Hope & Washington and along the new street. It woul…
  • These streets being converted to two-way should help make retail along them more desirable. I'm hoping to see Lansing have a more spread out area of retail, restaurants, etc. I'm happy to see this finally happening, if Lansing ever gets to the point…
  • I'm sure it's well built, but the low ceilings, large setbacks and poor position on the site make it hard to turn into something worthwhile. I would rather see something that faces the street more. There was a proposal to build some really nice tow…
  • I wouldn't be surprised if there's a lot of little patches that haven't been logged, especially in swampy areas. I would guess that most trees in very wet areas probably don't get as big or live as long as normal so you end up not getting the really…
  • I'm really not unhappy with this design or color scheme given what they started with. The materials at least look decent, the light colored material looks like stone, the brown is brick while the black might be some of the cheap paneling. I have to …
  • I'm not sure about EL's ordinance's, zoning codes or the specifics of the development agreement but I'll get behind the city forcing this issue. The redesign is ugly, significantly impacts the look of the development, and it would have almost certai…
  • It will be nice to finally have some public access to the Bear Lake area. It's a fairly big natural area in the middle of the city, 161 acres according to MSU's site. It's definitely impressive how established forests have become in just 100 years …
  • @sabatoa Thanks for those aerials. It's interesting to see the area right as it was beginning to fill in.
  • I misread the second paragraph of your previous post. I thought you said that the mayor was having a study done to see if it would cost more to upgrade city hall than to move it.
  • I'm way late on this but I'm very glad to hear Andy Schor is at least considering a renovation of the current city hall. To me if they can do a proper renovation/restoration on the city hall building for even close to the same cost as new constructi…
  • I have to say looking at it completed this building is impressive for the cost. This is a better looking design than either of the Gillespie's recent projects and way more timeless. I wouldn't be unhappy to see more buildings like this until develop…
  • I'd be curious to better know the history of the area. I'm pretty sure it was more or less rural at one time, you can tell that some of the buildings and houses are older than most of the neighborhoods around there. I imagine that intersection was a…
  • Yeah, I don't have much idea of how this will be oriented other than that it will be under the west lawn. With funding in place and what looks like a lot of the design work done I wonder how soon this is going to get going?
  • I'm pretty happy with this proposal overall. They're fairly bland but decent looking buildings and the addition of a proper multi screen movie theater to downtown EL is a really good thing. Hopefully they allow it to go through at this height. It w…
    in Park Place Comment by hood January 9
  • This image was used in the link from the main page on the desktop site. It looks like they've moved the entrance over to the Ottawa side, there could still be a second entrance under the bridge or elsewhere though.
  • Sorry I'm late, but regarding the Grandview Plaza building... I think only a small portion of that building is a historic building. Going by my memory of others comments the old building was only a 3 floor building that was added on top of and aroun…
  • Speaking of CATA, a friend of mine works for there and mentioned that in a meeting they were talking about redesigning the CATA logo and possibly advertising on bus shelters and/or the exterior of the buses. He said they were talking about those new…
  • Those comments by Breitler are pretty laughable. I liked this one: “If I build, I build. If I don’t, I don’t,” Breitler declared. “It won’t be the end of the world for me, but it will likely be the end of the world for the city of Lansing..." I'll …
  • Bringing Coleman road under the freeway should do wonders to reduce traffic on Lake Lansing. Navigating that area during the day is painful, they should have done this sooner.
  • It's great to see that hotel moving forward, I was worried it was another dead proposal.