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BWL proposed Scott Park substation

Posted: 7:47 AM, Aug 23, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-23 11:47:48Z

It was a full house Monday night at the Lansing City Council meeting to hear about the Board of Water and Light proposed substation at Scott Park.

The BWL showed the council a presentation detailing it's plans for the site and plans for an alternative site at Diamond Reo Way. 

The Scott Park plan would move the Sunken Garden closer to the Grand River and the Scott House would be donated to the Habitat for Humanity as part of an affordable housing project. 

Supporters say this plan is cheaper and a way to keep customer's rates from increasing, but opponents say Scott Park has historical significance in the city of Lansing. 

The earliest the council is expected to vote on the plan will be next month.