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  • While restocking my aquarium at Preuss Pet I noticed that landscaping crews were planting grass shrubs and other plants around the Temple Building which may be that the project is nearing completion.[ i.m.o.] it looks pretty good they kept some of …
  • Crews where installing the windows on the eastern hotel building when I passed by yesterday, it will be nice to see this project all finished.
  • The red brick façade on the credit union building is going up quickly, and it looks good and a nice contrast to the dark charcoal bricks of the northside "monolith" wall. I also like the curve that bends down the west side, there could have been jus…
  • Maybe they could install doors on the shelters that could only open with a bus fare card, which could also be closed after hours. Like others have pointed out I have never seen anyone sleeping or using the shelter for a toilet. I do ride downtown ju…
  • I saw the story in the City Pulse, my thought about Lansing is that we do a lot for the homeless, but there are still some folks out there. the numbers don't seem to be overwhelming, that is why I don't think anyone in Greater Lansing should be "hom…
  • I have heard the the owners of Frandor are removing the CATA bus stops on their property. The problems they sight are loitering, homeless folks using them for shelter, and aggressive pan-handlers. They note the the LPD does not remove these folks du…
  • Not big news, however the have installed the new fence along the Red Cedar and it looks very nice. They did not need to remove many trees so it looks like it may have always been there.
  • There is an interesting artical about the old West Saginaw downtown district in the City Pulse this week. I was just over there checking out some homes for sale and noticed a sold sign on the old furniture storefront. Seems like a few things are goi…
  • The first of the 3 building is standing, pitched roofline, large windows, sitting close to the street corner. Not very exciting so far, but it is good to see buildings going up there. I could have seen a building like the one they are proposing on t…
  • I like this building more than I thought I would. It fits well into its space, looks like Silicon Valley in Cali.
  • I heard a radio news report that stated the funds for the Walter French project have been approved, which is great news. It will be good to see the building full of people and activities.
  • The construction of the new fence next to the Red Cedar River has begun, I was happy to see the ugly cyclone fencing taken down, I would guess that the new fencing will be like the black bar fence on Michigan Ave.
  • I think that ELPD needs to have a large but not aggressive presence on weekends and game days. If people, see and know there are a lot of police on the streets maybe they would keep their guns out of their drunken fights after the bars close. More p…
  • The renovation of the storefront on Grand River next to the Jackson [Jacobson's} building has started, I remember the plan was for a two-story building with a bar-restaurant and a games room? upstairs. It is good to see this vacant property being de…
  • I could see a recreation facility, how about a glass elevator to the top of the stacks, maybe some sort of restaurant and observation deck in the sky up there! The site is not that isolated, there is a two-lane bridge, and I could see GM perhaps all…
  • I watched an interesting report on the YouTube channel "The B1-M" about the renovation of the Battersea Power Station in London. [The one on the cover of the Pink Floyd Album]. It made think of our Ekert Station and the possibilities for a smaller s…
  • I do not like the idea of a larger surface lot on Michigan Avenue. This could be a whole new urban neighborhood and he thinks a slightly up scale strip mall is the way to go. This guy should get out a go around the country and see that some projects…
  • I took a look at two projects the other day, the new apartment building on the REOTOWN sign site has some wooden framing starting, it looks like there will be no basement level. Over on Holmes Street the school renovation is progressing, it may have…
  • It is great that we need more hotel rooms in Greater Lansing, I guess I just think what those views must be like for new visitors, I might think "what kind of a place it this?". I do understand the economics of the site, the growing market for exte…
  • I think if you wait a couple of weeks all the work will be finished. I remember the sculpture; I liked walking around it. The sculpture was of a huge scale which made the shapes hard to figure out on the ground level, but when seen from the Capitol …