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Lansing Community College rents 387 on-street parking spaces from city

Posted at 6:40 PM, Sep 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-16 15:16:36-04

LANSING, Mich. — Lansing Community college recently purchased an additional 387 street parking spaces from the City of Lansing. The cost of these additional spaces, reserved for LCC students, faculty and staff was $400,000.

The college lost 1000 parking spaces earlier this year when it demolished the Gannon Parking Ramp in its downtown campus.

To compensate for this lack of parking, the college spent $400,000 on 387 street parking spaces from the city for the next year.

Street parking reserved for Lansing Community College
Street parking reserved for Lansing Community College

The college is replacing the Gannon Ramp with a five-story, 1,800 space structure slated to open in Sept. 2022.

But in the meantine, even after renting the additional street parking from the city, LCC is still short 793 spaces compared to what it previously was able to offer to students.

Parking lot on Capitol Ave owned by LCC
Parking lot on Capitol Ave owned by LCC

However, Chris MacKersie, Executive Director Of Administrative Services at L-C-C said parking is not an issue.

“With the combination of COVID and online classes, we're in a good place right now with the parking that we've got from the city,” Mackersie said. “But we'd love to have a parking problem, though. The more students the better on campus.”

MacKersie said the street parking deal with the city will continue until Aug. 2022.

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