Council OKs redevelopment district
Lansing City Council members unanimously approved creation of a redevelopment district -- another in a series of steps toward possible development of Towne Center.
But during a public hearing on the proposal, Chase Simmons, attorney for the group of developers interested in the project, warned that developers won't go ahead with the deal unless they're able to reach agreement to purchase all 24 parcels of land they're interested in between West Mary and Kay Streets. Thus far, deals have been struck with 20 of 24 property owners.
In addition to creating the redevelopment district, Council members also approved purchase of a building to be the Community Library's new home and gave the go-ahead to the first round of improvements at the proposed City Park.