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  • Census estimate time. County level estimates came out, today. While they showed a slower growth for the 2017-2018 year, which could just be statistical noise, they revised the 2017 number over 3,000 additional new residents in the tri-county area.…
  • The new Beacon field - completed last fall - on the southwest side has given its name to the new park it will be in: Beacon Park. Mayor Andy Schor has issued an Executive Order to establish and officially name Beacon Park in southwest Lansing.…
  • It hasn't been posted online yet, but it appears the Lansing City Pulse is confirming that the developers have assauged enough of the council doubter's concerns that it looks like they'll have a majority to approve the rest of the steps the project …
  • Update on the renovation work, here, now that the Walnut Park Apartments has been completed: https://twitter.com/EricLacy/status/1115687004703023104 Story in the Journal, today: Michigan School for the Blind restoration project on pace to…
  • Developers presented some proposed landscape changes they want at a discussion-only council meeting last night: https://eastlansing.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=2&event_id=1849&meta_id=76809 From what I can tell, the major chang…
  • The Lansing State Journal finally got around to covering this, this morning: How tall is too tall for downtown East Lansing? Pretty good rundown of the issue.
  • In the basement, and then on the first, mezzanine, and second floors. On the first and mezzanine, it's covered by the double-height retail floor. On the second floor it's covered in front by apartments.
  • Core Spaces, which has said in passing it's working on another building behind The Hub on Campus, has sent some suggestons of zoning changes in the East Village overlay district, which would help further facilitate redevelopment: https://eastlans…
  • Barton Malow - who is partnered with Christman on this one - released a video of the massive foundation pour: https://twitter.com/bartonmalow/status/1116727991923556355 I guess this is going to be a mat-slab foundation (shallow foundation) a…
  • EastLansingBuzz says crews are already on site doing excavation, retention walls, and preperations for the footings for the Graduate Hotel: https://www.eastlansingbuzz.org/single-post/2019/04/12/Construction-Update-04-12-19
  • A long-sought after project is seeing it's day at Fenner Nature Center: https://twitter.com/andyschor/status/1116747055190376448 And I can not even tell you how happy I am that they are tearing up Mt. Hope east of MLK (to Osband), again, ost…
  • I'd noticed last evening while coming up Larch that they'd already cleared all of the old houses on Barnard Street, it looks like. This one is going to go fast, I think, particularly since Meijer is beyond eager to open from the sound of it.
  • Well that was quick. In a 4-1 vote, council approved the modified site plan: https://us17.campaign-archive.com/?u=d99498ce3806962a5ede26662&id=6931f16fab I guess this means that there will be no potential hold-up for construction of the h…
  • East Lansing appears to recap its council meetings the day after. In something of a surprise to me, anyway, for what I thought was the endangered 160-foot height overlay district for downtown passed 3-2. https://us17.campaign-archive.com/?u=d994…
  • They started demolition on the main Brogan's building, yesterday: https://twitter.com/sjharkins/status/1115692992684285955 https://twitter.com/andyschor/status/1115718308530147328
  • Pictures from the LSJ, today, of the concrete pours: https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/2019/04/08/fate-south-lansing-mclaren-hospital-properties-still-uncertain/3367812002/
  • What I thought was going to be a rather routine meeting to fix the technicallity of adding back the hours of operation for the remaining retail space - a drive-thru Bigby Coffee that hasn't even committed to the site, yet, because of this - turned o…
  • I'd be kind of mad at this were in not for 100 West Grand River next door having devoted its entire floor over to retail, but the Graduate Hotel is requesting a site plan modification to replace the retail component of the hotel with more lobby spac…
  • Foundation construction officially started last week. https://redesignhealthcare.mclaren.org/2019/04/03/massive-foundation-pour-begins-for-new-hospital/ Less than four months after breaking ground on a state-of-the-art $450 million health c…
  • A awesome update on the STEM facility announced last June: https://twitter.com/GrangerConstruc/status/1112774988472438784 The project is slated for completion Fall of next year.