Archive for Thursday, September 8, 2005

Lansing awash in commercial projects

September 8, 2005

In case you haven't stopped to notice lately, Lansing's commercial landscape is undergoing change.

All along Main Street are signs of it.

On the northern end of Main, groundwork is completed and the new extension of the Main Street Center is beginning to take shape.

At Fairlane, the Phillips 66 opened under new management, and Commerce Bank put in a new drive-through ATM.

Farther down the street, Dairy Queen reopened under new management. Across the way, the sale of land for the Carriage Hills Shopping Center was completed.

Dasher Garage replaced what had been a vacant house in the 200 block of North Main - the first part of what's to come in the Old Town Development.

Just off Main at Kansas Avenue, plans are in the works for a restaurant/retail development.

And at the southern end of the street, behind-the-scenes work continues to get Towne Center off the planning board and into reality.

All of the activity is a testament to a growing, vibrant Lansing.

As one developer recently said, none of this happens on its own; it takes vision and commitment.

For that, Lansing's city fathers should be congratulated and Lansing residents should take pride.

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