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  • Yeah, they plan no alterations to the outside of it. It was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014, which I think would limit such things. BTW, looks like sub-county 2018 estimates are out from the Census Bureau, and Lansing (+0…
  • Not online yet, but this week's City Pulse has a story updating the plans for the Genesee School in the Genesee neighborhood downtown. The plans to turn it into a community center - originally proposed back in 2015 - failed, and the building was so…
  • https://twitter.com/purelansing/status/1131205737567399936
  • We were just talking about this building a few months ago. Glad to have a new business, though I wish they'd redevelop the site to something more befitting the district. But, this should fit the current usage quite well, and a hardware store is ex…
  • The elevation for the dispensary is on the last page (19), and it shows a windowless building with uninteresting brick facades, largely, with a few stone flourishes. It strikes me as a below-average strip mall building mostly because of lack of win…
  • I appreciate how much Corey's and Lucky's has kept their properties up and built the porches for seasonal weather. I'm glad they stayed in the neighborhood. I hear nothing but good things about the both of them. Speaking of restaurants in the n…
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  • The City Pulse had a story last week about how the city is remapping its floodplain on the eastside, and is using money from the sale of the Townsend Street Parking Garage downtown to eat the cost for what would have other been assessments for resid…
  • Well, we know from the description above that they are going to use it as office space. I guess we'll find out the "who" later. Maybe it's speculative office space where they haven't yet nailed down a tenant, and in that case, that would be really…
  • The redevelopment of the parcel across from Costco's will be introduced to the Planning Commission this week that I mentioned back on the 2nd. Here is the site plan: https://eastlansing.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=2&event_id=1961&a…
  • Weekly East Lansing Buzz update: https://www.eastlansingbuzz.org/single-post/2019/05/17/Construction-Update-05-17-19 New sidewalks and pavers are complete adjacent to the project along Grand River. Planter boxes with seating are being fabric…
  • I'm trying to remember if I ever saw this occupied. I do remember a time when they weren't open to the elements, but I think people use to live in the apartments above even if the ground floors were not occupied. I took my car over to Corbin's nex…
  • Councilwoman Draheim got a tour of this today. Desipte me posting the pictures above, I guess I'm just now realizing how high the ceilings will be in the commercial units on the Albert side. This is going to make for some really impressive restaur…
  • Got some information back on this one from the city. One of the apartment buildings is oriented length-wise from the corner of Butler and Ottawa. Because of the zoning district, there is a 20-foot front setback, so it'll match the setback of the e…
  • A site plan(ish) is back on page one. I'm not sure where the octagon is on the site, so I couldn't tell you, but I don't see one in the site plan.
  • The story is online, now. Yes, the "flexible space" is exactly as amorphous as it sounds. They give example of one of these venues sprouting up all around the country. The one they feature a photo of is one in San Francisco: Flexibility ke…
  • The month the Target will open was announced, today: East Lansing small-format Target to hire 80, open in July EAST LANSING — The first small-format Target in the mid-Michigan area will open July 21. The 22,000-square-foot Target…
  • Though different in that they didn't have active rental properties on them, something similar happened in Detroit where Bedrock/Dan Gilbert was given exclusive development rights for the Hudson site for and the rights kept getting extended for years…
    in Park Place Comment by MichMatters May 16
  • So, we get an update how the city feels about this project via the East Lansing council newsletter for the May 14th discussion-only meeting: https://us17.campaign-archive.com/?u=d99498ce3806962a5ede26662&id=9d25205871 Most notably, the dea…
    in Park Place Comment by MichMatters May 16
  • Drove by the site, today. They are already up the second floor on the corner building. BTW, 100 West Grand River appears to have gotten a formal name: The Abbot https://www.liveabbot.com/ So, now we have The Abbot and the Graduate East Lansi…