City gives ‘Old Town’ plan the OK
The developer of an office and retail complex proposed for North Main Street has successfully hurdled another regulatory hoop.
The Lansing City Council last week gave unanimous approval to a preliminary development plan submitted for the project at 210 N. Main St.
Danny Asher, owner of Dasher Rods & Garage in Leavenworth, wants to build the four- to five-unit "Old Town" commercial development and locate his garage in it as one of the tenants.
"Since this is in Old Town, which one's going to be the saloon and which one is going to be the jail?" council member Robert Ulin joked at last week's meeting.
With the approval, Asher now will submit a final development proposal that must win approval of the Planning Commission and Lansing City Council before he can begin construction.
As for a start date, Asher has said he would like to break ground on the project in early 2005.