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  • Maybe they had a change in management over there. The grounds and buildings seem to be well taken care of, at least it looks that way from across the river. The Main Street name might have been confusing because there is no Main Street. As summer ap…
  • This looks great. As I was out of town for about 30 years I have been wondering about what happened to this structure. Why does it seem that the elevator structure is three stories taller than the building? It would great if they also renovated the …
  • On my drive, I noticed the [one of the?] elevator structure had been built and also that this is a huge site. I hope they do it well.
  • I had to go out to Okemos for an appointment which was in the Jolly and Okemos road area and this first time I have had reason to go there. Looks like a large hotel is going up out there. Anyway, I went home via Collins Road and Forest Road. They ha…
  • Which house is that? I could be wrong! but I thought the oldest house was 1214 Center Street in Old Town. What is The General Consulate of Morrocan Empire? it sounds like they located in the wrong Capital City. It always pops up on my googlemaps.com…
  • I think East Town works maybe "Lansing East Town" would make a distinction between East Town and East Lansing, but I definitely think the area should be one of our Towns.
  • It is true that most things are not all good or all bad, 496 and M-99 were thought of as necessary, and it is understandable why they built them where they did. I was just noting that the neighborhood in the film was not a scary crime-ridden ghetto …
  • Even though wines with too much tannin can me chock:} I will look forward to trying the calamari, have not had any since I left Mass... You could catch them [squid] right off the town wharf so they were very fresh! but not fun to clean. Very inky!
  • This has gone from a pothole filled city parking lot to this huge building in what seems like a short time it is pretty amazing. I agree that the brickwork is very nice and the way they have "hidden" the parking structure is one of the best examples…
  • I believe the gas station was at the northwest side of St. Joe and Butler Blvd. and could be still standing at that corner. Or it could be on the other end of the street at Butler and Saginaw. When I was a kid in the '60s we were taught never go thi…
  • Thank you for posting, this report is very interesting.
  • Up at the wall, they have been doing a lot of planting mostly perennial shrubbery, looks nice. I hope more trees along S.Washington are coming. They are also constructing a nice chrome[?] railing along the walkway above the river bank. I always rem…
  • This looks pretty good. I agree it reminds me of the new Willow Street Apartment building. I think they look Lansing "style", and will fit nicely into the neighborhood.
  • Are parking lots so lucrative that "developers" just sit on these huge areas of downtown and rake in parking fees? Building owners are required to keep up their property why do these lot owners get away with these eyesores? I may be wrong but it se…
  • I will enjoy seeing this one go up as I will be going to the Meijer store often. Thinking about the traffic pattern, it seems like if you want to leave the parking area and head south or westbound you will have to leave via a left on to Michigan Ave…
  • I was into "Lansing Development" stuff when I was a nerdy kid and I remember this plan. It actually seemed more attractive than the more drastic modern buildings that were to replace the building altogether. This plan would have covered up and loome…
  • It was never much of an attraction. Basically, it was a metal sided pole barn/warehouse with bench seating. Being used to the Civic Center and Munn the building felt cheap and unattractive, it did not have the facade back then. Even at the height of…
  • I read in LSJ that a group is renovating the former Metro Arena. I had no idea it was still standing. Sexton had a hockey "club" over there for a couple of years in the '70s. My buddies from Quentin Park [where we learned to skate] were on the team.…
  • It sure would make a lot of sense to renovate such a nice old home, I could see it being used perhaps as a Lansing History Museum, or even a Lansing/Michigan African American History Museum. For most of the 20th Century, this neighborhood was the ce…
  • I am liking this one more and more, it is interesting to see a different approach to a four-story apartment building and the roof treatment is much better than the overhanging slabs so often used, I am hoping this signals the end to that trend.