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  • Over at Baker and S Cedar, there seems to be some renovation going on in the vacant brick buildings next to the karaoke rental store. That would really be something if these little old buildings are being repurposed. This block is the only part of t…
  • I remember those signs, this one was next to Fisher Body on W. Michigan Ave. Artistically it is a nice logo.
  • That was the only "cool part" of the motel and helped create a higher class looking motel. My little brother Sexton Class of '75 had his graduation party there. The Atrium had the front desk and small rental function rooms along the back of and down…
  • As an "active 55 plus person," I really like this building and the apartments depicted, but the rent seems high at well over $1,500 a month for the smallest unit. I know it is all about the location but that is twice what I pay in REOtown. It is gre…
  • We had a "flexible space" at the Civic Center, they could fit a whole three-ring circus in the Civic Center elephants and all. Looking back on it I think we should have kept the Civic Center even if we did build the Lansing Center. I know it was a d…
  • If you like spotting wildflowers you should take a walk in Frances Park Woods and Scott Woods. I like the trillium flowers they look like tropical orchids. There are many different kinds of flowers blooming this week. Don't miss the show it's only o…
  • All winter there was no rotary at Beal and Barnes the old one had been removed. This spring they reconstructed a new circle at Beal. I have not been down Smith lately but they had removed a rotary on that street too, maybe it's also been rebuilt. Th…
  • I'm thinking the equipment is just being parked there and they are using them for the BWL wall. They installed some colorful panels on each side of the "REOtown" sign at the corner. I guess I would call the panels decorative rather than art, but the…
  • Thanks for posting this info... It seems unfortunate that they are leaving those few homes up there. I think more housing and retail could be built on the blocks between Cedar and Larch maybe a building facing a rebuilt street that is already kind o…
  • I noticed a big backhoe is parked at the REOTOWN sign corner lot. It might be just being used for the BWL wall project or maybe sign of the start of the development on that corner starting soon. I think I have read they wanted to start this spring.
  • I was excited to see all the traffic cones on this part of Pennsylvania Ave, in hopes of seeing a really bad section being repaved.[I know I should look at the repaving plan] It was the flower project which is very good, think how nice it would look…
  • Barnes Avenue School was a big part of the neighborhood along with the St. Casimir School all the kids stayed in the neighborhood for school. I'm not sure if any of the students at the El Shabaaze School are from the neighborhood. I never see any st…
  • The new bridge is very nice looking it will be fun to use it. Over in Scott Woods, I saw where they cleared the path for the drain, and it really did not look so bad. There were a lot of fallen dead trees that have been removed which actually look…
  • Thank you for the interesting information, I believe most of the neighborhood in that area was developed in the 1910s and '20s, my Dad grew up on Delevan Street and went to Barnes Ave, which was built in 1919. There is a really nice house at 1814 De…
  • This is great news. I have been waiting to hear about this one since I moved back here in '15, it really is a nice building and finally, it is going to get a new life. [I hope]
  • Just a note from REOtown, they seem to be beefing up parking enforcement on S. Washington Ave. I am not sure if there is a time limit for the 1000 block up, I know there is not one for the 900 blocks, there has been a parking enforcement person down…
  • I agree, look at these bricks still in place after decades of use as the foundation for the asphalt paving. Properly installed I believe bricks are less susceptible to making potholes because they do not fall apart in freezing weather and can allow …
  • As a kid, I went to some events like pancake suppers in this building. I think it was called the Macedonian Hall[could be wrong!] like the Polish Hall up the street, is one of the older buildings on W. Mt Hope. I am looking forward to driving on thi…
  • I was pointing out that it seems unfortunate that they did not include all of the homes up there. While I am sure there was not going to be any homes selling on that street the homes do have value and are taxed, I was thinking that this development …
  • I was in this neighborhood yesterday looking at a nice little house for sale on Butler Blvd. There are a lot of nice houses and some that could use some work. In all, it is a pretty nice area, if the city would pave the streets that would sure help.…