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Southside Hawk Island Park - Photo Dave Trumpie
Southside Hawk Island Park - Photo Dave Trumpie
Encompassing the large collection of neighborhoods generally south of I-496, Lansing’s Southside is a big area with numerous commercial strips running north and south along Cedar, MLK and Pennsylvania streets. In addition to its strong residential focus, which shines through in places like the long-stable Colonial Village, the area also supports many beautiful parks and amenities such as Potter Park Zoo. The South Lansing commercial areas near Edgewood Blvd. mark the city’s southern boundary.

Southside Features

Lansing Roots: Giving farming and gardening entrepreneurs a chance to grow

Next time you buy a delicious bunch of locally grown carrots at a farmer's market, or enjoy fresh snap peas or mustard greens at a neighborhood restaurant, you may well be supporting a new farmer who got their market garden up and running with the Lansing Roots Program.

Lansing's growing Turning Point program transforms boys into men

Turning Point is a burgeoning mentoring program in the Capital region serving African American and Hispanic young men. Following an Afro-centric curriculum based on the seven principles of Kwanzaa, the volunteer-run program provides crucial social and relational skills needed for the adult world.

The Quest for Lansing's Best Burger

The summer's heating up and grills are being lit, so Capital Gains sent two intrepid writers out on the streets to find Lansing's best-tasting beef on a bun. 

Block Imaging, where people matter

Sometimes, people switch careers as a favor to a friend and end up starting a globally-utilized medical imaging equipment company right here in the Capital region. Block Imaging's former president did just that, and now has a legacy for his family and community.

Lansing, a launching pad for franchise business

Franchisors have long recognized the combination of a supportive business culture, unique demographics and strong work ethic that makes Greater Lansing an ideal city to launch a franchise or find a home for an established concept.
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