Ormond Park hearing adjourned, will continue Monday

Posted at 3:11 PM, Jul 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-21 15:11:06-04

The court has adjourned for the day without a verdict. Testimony on the Ormond Park matter will continue on Monday, July 24, 2017 at 9:00 AM.

UPDATE - 12:41 PM

An attorney for the city of Lansing is using an engineering study to justify the city's plans, saying the study shows moving access to Wood Street would cost upwards of $4 million. The city claims that going through Ormond Park is the cheapest solution for Lansing.

The City of Lansing says that caring for Groesbeck Golf Course takes up 25% of the city park millage. The city says it needs to improve access to the golf course to make it more profitable.

The city's attorney also says Francis Park has a paved thoroughfare near water, and that Ormond Park is not doing anything different than what they have done at Francis Park.


UPDATE - 12:00 PM

Six witnesses have testified in Ingham County Circuit Court about a proposed new entrance to the Groesbeck Golf Course that would include a road being built that would go through Ormond Park.

Members of the group "Friends of Ormond Park" say the project would disrupt nature in the area. Other residents say they bought houses in the neighborhood specifically because the park was there.

One parent who testified says she doesn't feel safe sending her kids to play in the area now that a road will be built. Another witness said that going to the closest park would require crossing two busy roads.

Another witness testified that signage for the golf course is a concern for them.

The group's lawyer says that "Friends of Ormond Park" is now a non-profit organization.

The attorney for the city says the city plans to replace any trees that are cut down because of construction.

The court is currently in recess. Stay with News 10 for more updates.


Friends of Lansing's Ormond Park are at a hearing in Ingham County Circuit Court in front of Judge Jamo on Friday July 21, 2017.

The judge will decide about an injunction to stop further construction on a new entrance to the Groesbeck Golf Course.