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  • Thanks for posting this article. I am thinking that the Mayor must have some interested parties already to submit plans lined up. He does things more quietly than Virg... Virg liked to put a lot of things out there without any real plan to pull it o…
  • There is an article about the progress of this project on LSJ.com. Looks like it has restarted and will progress at a fast pace.
  • The city has installed new traffic signal lights in the opposing direction on Grand Avenue downtown. It will be interesting to see how this works out. I could see a green center median with "Michigan lefts" on Grand Avenue then it really would be a …
  • Thanks for posting the report, I am not good at it! Sorry, I do subscribe to the LSJ and I did not note that it was a subscriber-only article. It is interesting to read about what other cities are doing these days to keep their downtowns alive. An i…
  • The renovation of the small industrial building near Kalamazoo and Hosmer has resumed and they are installing corrugated metal paneling on the street front facade. While understanding this is an industrial building the metal paneling is disappointin…
  • The LSJ.com site has an interesting article about an MIT! study and paper they published about the survival of downtown districts during and after the pandemic. Lansing was one of the cities they picked to study. Most of the points we have talked ab…
  • Just a note of progress at this site. I noticed the elevator towers stand higher than 127 as seen from Michigan Ave heading east. It really struck me as to how big this development is. They are laying a brick facade that looks good for the easternmo…
  • Yes, I saw that, they looked kind of like some "Gillespie panels" from the corner of Grand and Saginaw. The panels are sandstone colored so they could be thin stone facade panels. It's not "bad" looking, seems like these colored plank panels are th…
  • The taco place closed some time ago. It is good to see someone has enough faith in downtown to open a new restaurant/bar. Up the street, the games and puzzle shop is expanding into the next storefront where a bakery was briefly located. Seems like g…
  • I also really like the new MRA building, the design is contemporary with features like the two-story window bump-out, that fit into the design rather than looking like something added for a cheap little flair, like pine poles or false roof structure…
  • Not real pretty, I do like the stone banks better than steel "sea walls". I think in a few years the stones will fill in with greenery. It is impressive to see all this work on our trails thanks to the county-wide millage. It is a good example of ho…
  • This is great news. There are several streets listed that I often use. One street I am going to suggest repaving is Collins Road, there are huge deep potholes resurfacing out there by the horse paddocks, it seems like this will be an even more impor…
  • I drove by this site yesterday and noticed that the steel-girder frame for the Hall has begun to be erected in that big hole. I was surprised to see the banks on Walnut Street have been excavated. Is that a part of the Heritage Hall project or the g…
  • I like the idea of being able to ride out to Bear Lake, those woods must be very old around that area. It will also be fun to ride out to the new Red Cedar area and Frandor. I am having a hard time picturing where the trail extension will be on Camb…
  • It reminds me of barn siding. I guess they are thinking besides being cheaper it may look homey to some people.
  • I am happy to read in the LSJ about the city beginning the renovation of two of its public housing facilities on S Washington and W Waverly. This will improve the lives of the people who live there. It is a bit shocking to read there has been little…
  • I am hoping that new pavement is one of the improvements they are planning.
  • I would actually recommend this building in the future when the elevators and boiler will have been repaired, and they reopen the pool and gym. It is a little scruffy around the edges, not every apartment has granite countertops, and I think the rea…
  • Thanks for the info about the new housing and apartment rehabs. I have the time so I often take creative ways through neighborhoods streets to get up to my favorite MMJ shop on the far north side, I do not need the speed of Cedar and Saginaw! It's w…
  • I would say in defence of The Fountain Place it has been a pretty good place to live these past few years, there was a really nice manager here who really did respond to issues, she actually cared about the residents and fostered a sense of communit…