Lansing Vying for MSHDA's Michigan Main Street Program
As a part of the continued revitalization of downtown Lansing, Downtown Lansing Inc. made a presentation to the MSHDA's Michigan Main Street Selection Committee in order to be considered for the Michigan Main Street program.
According to their website, the Michigan Main Street program "supports downtowns and traditional commercial neighborhood districts by promoting and facilitating implementation of the Main Street Four-Point Approach® in communities across the state. Since its inception in 2003, the Michigan Main Street Center has facilitated real results in participating communities by helping build partnerships and collaboration among stakeholders and encouraging historic preservation. The program promotes environmentally-sustainable redevelopment, integrates communities' cultural assets and fosters entrepreneurial development and downtown living."
Downtown Lansing Inc. made the presentation at the MSHDA Building Wednesday afternoon, with representatives from the DLI Board, CATA, local businesses, and even appearances from Mayor Virg Bernero, Big Lug, and Sparty.
The presentation, using a marathon theme, highlighted the history, struggles, and overall accomplishments of the city of Lansing. It especially focused on the measures to revitalize the city over the last five years with events like Trick or Treat on the Square, FrostFest, and the growth of Silver Bells in the City.
Downtown Lansing Inc. will learn if they have been chosen by the Michigan Main Street Selection Committee this month.