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  • I saw that. I, for one, am really excited that the EL city council is now made up of a younger group of individuals with strong levels of community involvement. Although Woods, Altmann, Beier, Meadows gave the appearance of community involvement, …
  • Offhand, I think the dealership site is probably about as far from campus as the dispensery that is under construction on the east side of East Lansing. I agree that would be a huge waste of space for a dispensery... I would have to think a muliti-m…
  • Sounds good to me. My fear was that it was going to become a commuter lot by default, and slowly fall apart until the owner got a hot offer on the site.
  • Wow... I was driving by the Red Cedar site and happened to see that the old pontiac dealership has been knocked down! I haven't seen any recent info on development of this site. Last I heard, the owners put in an unsuccessful bid to open a recreat…
  • Thanks for the info everyone!
  • The old empty building next to the recently expanded Lorain Oil building on South Aurelius Road is being renovated. I'm not sure what is going in there though.
  • Also while riding around town recently, I noticed that all of the numerous Vision auto repair locations are getting new branding as "Gerber" auto repair. Anyone know if this is a rebranding event, or did the franchise get sold?
  • Mich - I would guess a MJ growing facility. Last time I was through that area, all of the older industrial/warehouse buildings on that side of the road were getting blocked up, perhaps for security purposes.
  • This project is coming along steadily! Some of the buildings that front along Michigan Ave. are going up, and there is some exterior cladding being added to the buildings that were first built on site.
  • Yeah, they're really moving quickly on this project. I always wished they'd incorporate some better decorative elements, particularly as 496 runs through Lansing proper. Like maybe a 3-6' retaining wall along this section to better separate the gr…
  • As an East Lansing resident, yesterday's news on the firing of Yeadon and the resignations of Meadows and Beier was nothing short of Christmas in July1!!! Yeadon, in my opinion, is a incompetent slimeball who was wasted hundreds of thousands (millio…
  • I agree gbd!
  • I agree Mich - when done right brutalism can be interesting. But unfortunately the vast majority of brutalist structures are cheap, ugly fortresses drained entirely of any spirit.
  • That's not a bad idea - there is a ton of vacant commercial space across the bridge near the Saginaw/ Center st. intersection that would be perfect for that. I could see some sort of public-private partnership to provide low cost apartments/townhou…
  • And although I do see a need to improve delivery and pick-up/drop-off options for the Hub complex, I firmly believe that area is prime real estate for a limited parking lifestyle. It is adjacent to campus, on several bus routes, and is an easy walk…
  • Mich - I do understand that the DDA and planning commission are advisory, and that Lahannas is only one of many members. However, my beef is that he is an administrative employee of the city council, and not an elected official. Under these condit…
  • Yeah, brutilism stinks!!!
  • While I support the idea of reducing car traffic for an urban campus, I think upping parking rates that would interfere with the core mission of LCC, which is to provide low-barrier education to the community. I'm guessing that a large portion of t…
  • Well, I'm curious to hear how this went with the EL city council last night. Although he doesn't get to vote, the city manager is not in favor (https://eastlansinginfo.org/content/whats-city-councils-agenda-tonight): "City Manager George Lahanas…
  • I agree with hood here. Seems like a bird-in-the-hand (Convexity) vs. two-in-the-bush (River Caddis) situation. Both projects look to pay similar amounts for the properties (~3-5M), both want to pull similar levels of TIF (~14-16M), but Convexity …