Projects

Current Redevelopment Projects

Man working on project
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Center Project - A redevelopment project has broken ground at the former Bailey Community Center site, 300 Bailey St.
  • Park District Planning Area - A redevelopment-ready area at the northwest corner of Abbot Road and Grand River Avenue.
  • 565 E. Grand River Avenue - Proposed five-story, mixed-use building with retail on the first floor and residential apartments above. Construction began in fall 2016.
  • Costco - Costco Wholesale Warehouse is proposing to construct an approximate 156,170-square-foot warehouse retail building that includes an attached tire center. In addition, a freestanding gasoline and diesel fueling facility and three outlots for future development are proposed for the former golf course property at 5800 Park Lake Road. 

Neighborhood Scale Planning


  • East Village: A City-initiated and community-planned redevelopment area designated to undergo a dramatic transformation to a vibrant mixed-use neighborhood adjacent to the MSU campus
  • Trowbridge Village: A redevelopment plan for the commercial node at the southwest gateway into the City and onto MSU campus
  • Avondale Square: A City-initiated, owner-occupied residential redevelopment project in the heart of East Lansing.
  • Michigan Avenue Corridor Improvement Authority: A regional initiative to focus on improvements to this important shared corridor.

Master Planning


Cultural Placemaking


  • Cultural Economic Development Plan (PDF): Learn more about the Cultural Economic Development Plan for Greater Lansing's Urban Centers and the Plan's vision that "Greater Lansing will be the Midwest's most welcoming and supportive destination for creative innovators and entrepreneurs."
  • Urban Design Guidelines - The Downtown Development Authority’s document that helps guide decisions about design elements in downtown East Lansing, including decorative paving, site amenities and the addition of public art throughout the downtown.

Technology and Innovation Highlights


  • Jackson National Life Insurance Company leased and repurposed the former Barnes & Noble building in downtown East Lansing for a new office facility, which provides new full-time and part-time work for area college students and community members.
  • Technology Innovation Center (TIC): fosters the region's entrepreneurial culture by helping entrepreneurs successfully grow their business.
  • The Hatch: a City and MSU initiated student business accelerator enables student entrepreneurs to grow their ideas through a creative, co-working environment
  • Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB): a new $730 million National User Facility for nuclear science is currently under construction on the MSU campus.
  • IBM Global Delivery Center for Application Services continues to expand its operations in East Lansing
  • Working Bugs, a green chemical manufacturer, is transforming the former Public Works site into an expanded production facility.
  • Vertafore expanded their East Lansing hub, bringing 150 employees into a 36,000 square foot office space at 1500 Abbot Road in East Lansing.

Transportation Projects


  • Based on CATA’s Michigan/Grand River Avenue Transportation Study, which explored possible major transportation improvements along the Michigan/Grand River Corridor, CATA is conducting an environmental assessment for a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) alternative. Updated information is provided at http://cata-brt.org/. A presentation was provided at the East Lansing City Council meeting on March 9, 2016, which can be viewed here. CATA has also provided this memo regarding the medians on Grand River Avenue.
  • The Non-motorized Transportation Plan, adopted in 2011, will guide future bicycle and pedestrian improvements in the community. 
  • Capital Area Multi-Modal Transportation Gateway: Redevelopment of the Amtrak Station site into the Capital Area Multi-Modal Transportation Gateway is currently underway. The new station, located on Harrison Road, just south of Trowbridge Road opened last fall and the site work is being completed this spring.

Northern Tier Projects


  • Lake Lansing Place: The former Blue Cross Blue Shield office site, has been redeveloped into a PNC Bank, a Compass Cancer Center and a third mixed-use building is currently going through the site plan approval process.
  • The Willows at East Lansing: Trilogy Health Services builds nearly 81,000 square feet of senior living and long term health care facilities. A first addition to the facility is currently under construction.
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine recently built a 6,000 square foot addition to their existing office at 3000 Coolidge Road.