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 - Construction is underway on a 156,170-square-foot Costco Wholesale Warehouse (with an attached tire center) at 5800 Park Lake Road. The project also includes a freestanding gasoline and diesel fueling facility and three outlots for future development.
Center City District - a large-scale redevelopment project has been proposed for 125, 133, 135 and 201-209 E. Grand River Ave. and the City's Albert Avenue Parking Lot, 200 Albert Ave. The project, if approved, would include senior housing, mixed market housing, street level retail and the addition of a national grocery and soft goods retailer.
1100 Trowbridge - a proposed project for the Howard Johnson hotel site at 1100 Trowbridge Road, which would include a four-story, extended-stay hotel with 88 suites, to be operated by Springhill Suites by Marriott and a single-level retail building.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.