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  • Sabatoa brought up last August that Tannin, a restaurant in Okemos, was moving to where Tabooli's was until recently on East Michigan Avenue at Shepard Street. I'd completely forgotten it until a few weeks ago when I saw some work going on inside t…
  • Ostensibly a story about NIMBYs, I'm posting it because it reveals that a property owner might be seeking to build some affordable housing - thank god - behind the Whole Foods on Grand River in the west end of the township near the East Lansing bord…
  • Some more news from Rotary Park: A sandy beach is coming to Lansing's riverfront
  • Picture of the equipment from Monday courtesy Gillespie Group's twitter: https://twitter.com/GillespieGrp/status/1107749704517992453
  • I'm glad to here this. The city has settled with Friends of Ormond Park, and they will complete what they promised the Friends after they essentially destroyed the park for a drive-way for Groesbeck golf course: Lansing settles lawsuit over road…
  • https://twitter.com/LansingPubServ/status/1103716965166841857
  • If you read the story, it does quite the opposite. It also mentions things the university has done and a general change in culture why subsquent "celebrations" have become much more mild. There is a whole thing about this during orientation that s…
  • The LSJ did a good piece, Thursday, on the 1999 Cedar Village riots in East Lansing after MSU's loss to DUKE in the NCCA tournament. I still remember vividly seeing it on the news that night. Tear gas, shattered windows and burning cars: How the…
  • I went and read the full article. It appears the city council is actually now very firmly behind these kind of developments. I was kind of surprised. Thinking back, it was really the planning commission that tried to slow-walk The Hub; didn't the…
  • I hadn't been really worried before, but it seems like they may be overbuilding student housing. Everything under construction or planned save for the Newman Lofts which is reserved for 55+ is either all student housing or has almost all of their u…
  • Way early, but while looking through the FAA's obstruction evaluations for something else, I came across a case filed for the replacement of the Aurelius Bridger over the CN railroad tracks and Grand River. The project will not be started until nex…
  • Yes, the current governor argued just this in her campaign. We got the numbers the other day showing that the tax would actually be less, anually, than what our average car repair bills. Not to get too far off subject, but even the legislature h…
  • Speaking of Holmes, it looks like Bull'x Eye Axe Throwing, which occupies part of the old factory at Washington and Mt. Hope is moving down the street to Washington in Holmes. I believe this is the old multi-bay auto repair shop that was most recen…
  • Yes, but tearing up the streets is more expensive and takes longer, which is why the city has cancelled that plan before restarting it. I like "all of the above" approach. They are talking past 2030 before they could finish CSO projects, whereas y…
  • It appears that combined sewer overflows (CSOs) are unfortunately more common than I'd thought. In the U.S. it appears to effect cities most in the Great Lakes and East; a full 1/4 of the population is effected by them: Combined Sewer Systems…
  • I thought it was called Pleasant Grove Elementary, but was confused as most of the listings of it places it and confuse it with the Pleasant View Elementary (4501 Pleasant Grove Road) further down the road. Apparently, Pleasant Grove is where Mal…
  • All water is intercepted first; there is not capacity for it all be sent to the wastewater treatment plant. As the article says, this system is located between the two dams, largely, because it's the oldest area of the city. Most of the newer part…
  • Just a rumor I've heard, so it remains to be confirmed, but I hear that the old school at Pleasant Grove and Holmes is going to be torn down for a small medical office building and some townhomes. Given how few historical commercial or institutiona…
  • The Gillespie Group either said earlier this week or late last week that construction would start next month. Lo and behold they moved some heavy equipment on the site last night, it seems, two large bulldozers and two large excavators.
  • I generally try to keep pretty current on things, but even I was shocked by that article. I thought we'd made huge strides with the CSO seperation projects since the 90's, even thought we were a model for the state. Turns out, the sewers overflow …