Archive for Thursday, January 5, 2006

Retail-office complex slated for DeSoto Road

Site now home to mobile home park

January 5, 2006

The southeast corner of DeSoto and Eisenhower roads would be home to a new retail-office complex, if the plans of a group of doctors come to fruition.

Leavenworth-Lansing Community Physicians Inc. has submitted plans to the city of Lansing for its proposed Eisenhower Crossings development. The complex on 34.5 acres currently is home to a mobile home park with about 47 units and otherwise vacant land.

The layout for the proposed Eisenhower Crossing development. DeSoto Road is at the far right with Eisenhower Road at the top.

The layout for the proposed Eisenhower Crossing development. DeSoto Road is at the far right with Eisenhower Road at the top.

A preliminary development plan shows the partnership intends to build the complex in stages, with a 25,000-square-foot retail area and a 40,000-square-foot office building planned in the initial stage.

Ultimately, the plan envisions four additional retail buildings, ranging in size from 7,000 square feet to 10,000 square feet; five additional retail/office buildings, from 7,000 square feet to 10,000 square feet; another 40,000-square-foot office building; and a 5,000-square-foot office building.

The plan, which will be discussed at the Jan. 18 meeting of the Lansing Planning Commission, also calls for construction of nine duplexes and 80-plus units for an assisted living community.

Phases beyond the initial two buildings would be constructed "as market demand allows," according to the plan.

The land is owned by Leavenworth-Lansing Community Physicians Inc., and lists Dr. Richard Whitlow as the group's contact person. Whitlow, a staff member at Saint John Hospital in Leavenworth who specializes in internal medicine, did not return phone calls to either his Leavenworth office or his home.

No one with the mobile home park could be reached for comment.

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