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  • The Starbucks is one tenant. As I'd said earlier, they are dividing the building into three units. The plan I posted shows the available space.
  • Coming back to correct something. I mistakenly thought the cafe in the Downtown Marriott was a Starbucks; it's not.
  • Developers are requesting an amendment to the brownfield plan that would add the old Pere Marquette/Union Depot to this project. They say that they plan to turn the old station into a commercial outlet for three users. Strangely, one of those will b…
  • Heads up for anyone who uses it: https://twitter.com/LansingPubServ/status/1379097384383356928
  • Nice interactive map of the state highway projects up until 2025 including the Rebuild Michigan projects: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/3aebfdf9166a47c9ac53caed4b106e04
  • Well, that was quick. I honestly don't see how they save it without physically downsizing it and creating a sort of "town center" at the site like the township has been mulling for decades. But I guess we'll see what the new owners can do. https:…
  • Looks like the surgery center is moving forward. The super-convenient childcare center on the block announced it will close in july. Sparrow owns the building and originally announced they'd be relocating the business, but now say they won't be. …
  • Seems to be the discussion every time one of these are added, but we've had them in Lansing for years. They reduce crashes and the severity of crashes and slows down traffic without stopping it on moderately busy roads. More effective/safer than a i…
  • That's interesting, though, because it's only apparently 8 trees and there aren't tons of trees along this part of the road to begin with. But I guess that might also explain it: There are fewer trees to being with so when any are missing you notice…
  • Okay, I got an update. It sounds like the number of trees removed is much fewer than I thought. The city says only 8 are being removed along Collins at the intersections, 13 removed along Forest for the pathway (between Collins and the freeway), and…
  • Looks like the public service department has updated their project map for the year. They say the project is for "Pathway Construction & Bike Lanes along Collins Rd." So I guess that means that the road is going to be widened? That's the only re…
  • Yes, the roundabout is part of the project. I posted about it last month: https://develop.metrolansing.com/discussions/discussion/comment/14816/#Comment_14816 Looks like the public service department has updated their project map for the year.…
  • I'm confused by this. Am I reading this correctly, that they are cutting trees all the way down Collins to Dunckel? It's confusing me, because I thought we were talking about a trail on Farm and the little loop at Collins? https://twitter.com/Lan…
  • I think the high-rise concept they put out next to simply reusing the store is probably a bit too intense a usage for the area, but I suspect we're not going to see the full building renovated, and we will see a more intense use of the land. http…
  • Yep, they posted this Tweet a week ago offering it: https://twitter.com/GillespieGrp/status/1367490636908285970
  • Interesting things up at next week's council meeting: - Form Based Code to replace the existing, decade's old code. This has been in the works since 2012; now it gets a vote before the full council. - Authorization of application for Michigan …
  • John Sears was the guy who owned this building?! So, so sad. BTW, the building is entirely light industrial/commercial as far as I know, which is impressive because he didn't have to design it to look this nice and like lofts.
  • There was a big kerfuffle about cell phone towers in this area back early last year before the Board of Zoning Appeals. The tower at 910 River - this area is directly east of REO Town and Riverpoint across the Red Cedar - was having trouble with its…
  • The city formally announced what I posted about this weekend: https://twitter.com/lansingmichigan/status/1363881503353143301
  • Missed this one a few days ago. Park Furniture on West Saginaw near MLK has finally closed. I had no idea that the owner owned five other properties on the block. No wonder the whole block so sh%tty for so long. Hopefully, he sales at a reasonable p…