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  • That they call this a 'tower' kind of amuses me, but they are building a new building along Jerome. They do say that like it's other tower, this one has the ability to grow 5 more stories when warranted. Sparrow unveils $800 million investmen…
  • gb, here is the orientation of Building C. Here's the back of the building looking north on Evergreen. This is the side you'll see. And here is the front of the building off of Valley Court.
  • The new Form-Based Code has this intersection zoned as MX-3 - Mixed-use District Center. Further down Cedar at Greenlawn is another one of these zonings, and then Cedar and Holmes. So that's the plan of the city, to turn these areas in district cent…
  • What's west of Waverly, though, that would justify this as a priority, though? I guess it just really depend on any individuals vision for the trails. Like, yeah, connect to Fulton and Fine parks in Lansing, maybe cross the river around that way to …
  • The next economic development and planning committee packet is out for next week. Here is a first draft off the proposed Walter French renovation. Didn't realize this was including some commercial space.
  • Right; I think we're not even considering that, because it seems really fanciful an ultimately unnecessary. Any bridge(s) they took across the river probably wouldn't look nice, IMO.
  • I was thinking the exact same thing. There is plenty of public land to connect Moores Park and Riverside Park.
  • There's no good way, of course, because of the riverfront houses after Cambridge. It's just going to have to be a missing link.
  • Public Service Department told me that someone of the path will be on infill and some on boardwalk. I'm so glad to hear it's not just a marked street-path.
  • The city is giving notice of the extention of the River Trail between Frances Park and Cambridge. It's supposed to start the 7th and last through the end of the year. I haven't seen any renderings of it, and I'm curious of how they are going to engi…
  • I was over this way yesterday during the localized downpour, and I was just really glad to see the new rain gardens in the various parking areas. The region is getting wetter with climate change, so I was glad to see that something being built to cl…
  • Yes, they mentioned the return of campus service. Still, the heart of the system is Lansing riders, and I'll be interested to see how many years it's going to take for us to recover.
  • Got the 2020/2021 CATA Community Report in the mail yesterday. Apparently, between October '19 to early March '20, CATA was on track to post record annual ridership. The initial COVID hit in March cut ridership 69% over February, and 60% compared to…
  • Local media picked up the West Junior story: https://twitter.com/MattMillerWSYM/status/1430980619543134208 LANSING, Mich. — The downtown building that once housed Lansing's West Junior High could become a low-income senior apartment complex…
  • Wow, quite a difference they did with the former Lake Trust Headquarters. However, I vaguely remember the residential building renderings. BTW, apart from West Junior High, the other PILOTs are Walter French, Port Senior Apartments dow…
  • Looking at last nights council agenda. Lots of PILOTs (payment-in-lieu-of-taxes) have been making their way through the agenda, but I just noticed one I'd not noticed before. There are plans to convert the old school building behind the LSD's admini…
  • Yeah, the sheer size of the rooms and floors really doesn't lend itself to residential or hotel use, to be honest. I'm glad the Bojis think they can do something with it, but I think if they are thinking either of those uses, it's going to be a lot …
  • Looks like the LSJ is saying the Bojis bought it, and are looking at making it into residences or a hotel. https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2021/08/20/boji-group-considering-residential-use-former-masonic-temple-building-downt…
  • The rain gardens in and around Frandor are starting to take shape as the concrete is poured to define their edges. There is a particularly large swale they've formed on the northside of Vine Street between Homer & Clippert. They took some of the…
  • https://twitter.com/MattMillerWSYM/status/1428359308991897609 Cooley is not saying who they sold it to, and the city hasn't updated their website to show the sell, yet.