LANSING, Mich. — The city of Lansing is seeking developers for three city-owned properties as part of the Build Lansing program.
The properties in question are a vacant plot on West Hillsdale Street that was once home to Union Missionary Baptist Church, two city parking lots on East Kalamazoo Street and the site of the former Life O’Riley mobile home park.
The Lansing Economic Area Partnership is advising the city for the project. Rachel McIlvaine, LEAP’s economic development specialist, says the locations were chosen strategically.
“Reactivating these vacant spaces will greatly impact new residents as well as existing residents and bring in commercial activity to those spaces,” she said. “That all promotes increased economic activity in the city.”
Proposals for renovation plans are due April 9. A committee of city officials will then review each proposal and decide which ones to move forward with.
“Assuming it’s successful, we’ll look at other parcels because it’s important that we continue to build up our city,” said Mayor Andy Schor.