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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing would like to recognize and extend its appreciation to the supporters of the “Daytime. Nighttime. Anytime. Place Project.”A crowdfunding campaign was launched for the project through Michigan-based Patronicity in January 2021, which successfully raised $56,940 contributed by 181 patrons. These dollars were matched by a $50,000 grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation through the Public Spaces Community Places program. Additionally, the East Lansing Downtown Development Authority contributed $75,000 and the Lansing Board of Water & Light contributed $5,000 for the project.
Thank you to the Place Project Champions (donations of $5,000 or more):
Thank you to the Night Owls (donations of $1,000 or more):
The City of East Lansing would also like to extend its appreciation for all of the other community supporters who generously contributed to the project. They are recognized here: https://www.cityofeastlansing.com/DocumentCenter/View/10467/Place-Project-Sponsors.
“The Place Project would not be possible without the tremendous generosity and support from our community partners and community members,” said East Lansing Mayor Aaron Stephens. “We are so appreciative of the donations made to this exciting project, which serves to provide some much-needed support to our downtown East Lansing businesses during this challenging time.”
About the ProjectThe Place Project is a multi-disciplinary and experimental effort that will prioritize public health. By using simple, cost-effective tactical urbanism techniques to activate and enhance downtown East Lansing’s public spaces, this project will provide interesting, comfortable places for the community to safely engage in the local economy.These activations, some of which have already been implemented, include the new East Lansing Downtown Underground Market, enhanced and increased seating options, light installations, art displays and a variety of programming led by the city. The project will assist East Lansing business owners, employees and the community by addressing challenges in a way that reshapes how people live, work and play in downtown East Lansing for long-term economic and social benefits.