| Follow Us:

In the News

1388 Articles | Page: | Show All

Demolished homes make way for commuter bus terminal on former used car lot

The demolition of three houses on East Michigan Avenue in early January marks the beginning of plans by commuter bus service Michigan Flyer to build a new passenger terminal at the gateway to Lansing's east side. The $1.6 million project includes the redevelopment of 10 properties on Howard and Detroit streets in Lansing Township and will rise from a former used car lot on Michigan Avenue.
 
According to excerpts from the article:
"Michigan Flyer, part of Owosso-based Indian Trails Inc., plans a temporary bus station that eventually would be replaced with a permanent terminal and an office building or hotel. The latter phase of the project requires an outside development partner, officials have said.
 
"The earliest the company might start work on a temporary terminal would be this spring, he said. There is no timeline for a permanent terminal."
 
Read the full article here.

Local researchers say community colleges ahead of pace for internationalizing business programs

A 2015 report by the International Business Center at Michigan State University projects that about 24 percent of community colleges nationwide will internationalize their business programs in the next nine years. That percentage, say the two primary researchers, is triple the current 8 percent of community colleges today that offer internationalized business programs to students, and above the suggested target for maintaining the international competitiveness of the U.S. workforce. 

According to excerpts from the article:
"Michigan State researcher Tomas Hult, director of the International Business Center and professor of international business … and William Motz, professor of business and economics at Lansing Community College, do the annual report. The duo began doing the report in 2008 and assesses internationalization at the 1,132 community colleges in the U.S."
 
Read the full article here.

Transformation of century-old buildings underway in downtown Mason

Kincaid Henry Building Group is working to transform two 19th century buildings in downtown Mason into a mixed used commercial and residential structure. Previously home to the Shopping Guide, the buildings at 124 and 140 E. Ash Street will be the home of Oracle Financial Solutions and eight apartments once the $2.75 million project is complete.
 
According to excerpts from the article:
"…$500,000 for the project is coming from the land bank through the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, with another $446,000 provided by the U.S. Department of Urban Development to the city via MSHDA. The Michigan Economic Development Corp. is contributing $350,000 … and Mason's Downtown Development Authority is putting $50,000 into the effort."
 
Read the full article here.

Renovation of rehab unit in the works for Sparrow Hospital downtown campus

A $7 million renovation at Sparrow Hospital slated to start in 2015 will nearly double the number of rehabilitation beds at the main Lansing hospital and has the potential create up to 28 new jobs when completed in 2016.
 
According to excerpts from the article:
"The project is a joint venture with Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids. When it’s finished, as soon as January 2016, Sparrow Hospital will offer 40 private patient beds …

"The unit … called Mary Free Bed at Sparrow, will include two therapy gyms."
 
Read the full article here.

Douglas J project in downtown Okemos gets a jumpstart

A plan by Douglas J to reconstruct a well-traveled block in the center of Okemos may be powered up as township officials estimate the cost for raising and burying power lines will be about two-thirds less than originally expected.
 
According to excerpts from the article:
"The corner spanning Okemos and Hamilton roads … would become home to a new 25,000 square foot, three-story salon and spa building.
 
"Just to the west on Hamilton Road would be a three-story mixed-use building with retail on the first floor and a total of 12 apartments on the upper floors."
 
Read the full article here.

Eaton Rapids mini-grants fight blight and improve property appeal

A new program in Eaton Rapids called Homeowners in Action will enable City Council to award up to 15 mini-grants of $1,500 each to address neighborhood blight or improve the curb appeal of a property.
 
According to excerpts from the article:
"Both homeowners and renters who can obtain their property owner’s approval can apply for the new grants. Eligible projects include exterior painting, carport, window, porch or awning additions, as well as landscaping efforts.
 
"Funding for the mini grants will come from Eaton Rapids Parks and Recreation budget."
 
Read the full article here.

Automotive supplier gears up to add jobs, make parts for Lansing GM products

The North American arm of a German automotive supplier will add at least 125 jobs next month when it opens to make parts for General Motors products built at Lansing's two plants, including the Chevrolet Camaro and the next-generation Chevrolet Traverse.
 
According to excerpts from the article:
Kirchhoff Van-Rob Inc. … announced it is moving into a 125,000-square-foot building in Clinton County's Watertown Township. The company is investing $25 million into the facility on Felton Road, west of Capital Region International Airport, said Tony Parente, the company's president and chief operating officer.
 
Read the full article here.

Gannon Building transformation edging toward completion

Although parts of the building are open, the student commons and service area that promises to transform Lansing Community College's Gannon Building into a "wow" factor for students and the community is on track to finish next month.
 
According to excerpts from the article:
The hallmark of the commons area is large glass panels looking onto Grand Avenue, Adado Riverfront Park and the Grand River … The glass panels replaced a brick wall in the former swimming facility. The space is expected to be used for guest speakers, live music and academic presentations.
 
Read the full article here:

Training dollars available in Lansing

About 20 Lansing area employers are taking the initiative to bridge the talent gap and train prospective employees for necessary jobs by leveraging nearly $776,000 in funds available for skilled trades training through the Michigan Workforce Development agency.
 
According to excerpts from the article:
Skilled Trades Training Funds (STTF) was created as a recommendation from the governor, who recognized the continued momentum of Michigan's economy but companies' struggle with talent needs. The support of the Legislature helped create STTF.
 
Read the full article here:

Sparrow plans new cancer center on site of old elementary school

A new cancer center and office building are part of the plans for a significant expansion by Sparrow Health System in the next year. The standalone center would bring all of Sparrow's cancer treatments under one roof and will sit across from the main hospital on the site of the former Bingham Elementary School.
 
According to excerpts from the article:
"The proposed project would include a five-story, 132,000-square-foot office building — the fifth floor would house mechanical functions — and a four-story parking ramp with ground-floor retail space facing Michigan Avenue…"
 
Read the full article here.

MSU Federal Credit Union unveils plans to expand headquarters

The Michigan State University Federal Credit union plans to break ground on a $46 million dollar building near its East Lansing headquarters on West Road and add hundreds of new employees in the coming year.
 
According to excerpts from the article:
"The three-story building would have 186,000 square feet and house MSUFCU’s call center and its information technology and e-services departments.

"The credit union expects to outgrow its current building, which is more than 180,000 square feet, by 2017, said April Clobes, the credit union’s executive vice president and chief operating officer."

Read the full article here:

Mixed-used development considered for long vacant site near the Capitol

A proposed $12 million development project near the state Capitol Complex could bring new townhouses and apartments as well as the headquarters for a state association to a now vacant city block.
 
According to excerpts from the article:
"The Michigan Association of Broadcasters also plans to move its headquarters into a 9,000-square-foot building on the site, a 5.5-acre tract bounded by Butler Boulevard and Ottawa, Ionia and Sycamore streets.

"The association is teaming with developer David Ferguson, vice president of Lansing-based Ferguson Development. He would build and ultimately own the residential units."
 
Read the full article here:

Construction begins on new student housing in Chandler Crossings

A new eight-building student housing complex will join the mix at the Chandler Crossing development in Bath township as construction gets underway on the 8.2 acre site. The complex is expected to be finished and available for occupancy before the 2015-2016 academic year.
 
According to excerpts from the article:
The development - dubbed The Rocks at Chandler Crossings - will consist of 119 apartments with one to four bedrooms and “high-end finishes,” including granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, Grand Rapids-based Wolverine Building Group said.
 
Read the full article here.

Eydes to move back to Knapp's Centre after historic redevelopment

The Eyde Company is moving back into the building they have redeveloped as part of downtown Lansing's renaissance after 30 years of doing business in Meridian Township. The local developer will occupy 9,000 square feet on the fourth floor on the Knapp's Centre in a space replete with glass, windows and art deco styling consistent with the historic structure.
 
According to excerpts from the article:
Nick Eyde, George's son, was lead developer on the $36 million Knapp's Centre project. It was the company's first use of various tax-credit and loan programs that made the project feasible.
 
Read the full article here.

Student mural installed at Allen Neighborhood Center

An eight-foot graffiti-style mural painted by children at the Reach Art Center was recently unveiled at the Allen Neighborhood Center. The mural showcased the growing farm-to-table movement in Lansing and resulted from a partnership between the neighborhood center and the Capital Area United Way.
 
According to excerpts from the article:
The mural is an amalgam of five winning designs and was painted on two, 4-by-8-foot sheets of plywood, Reach's Joy Baldwin said. Nearly three-dozen teens spent about two months on the project, she said.
 
Read the full article here.
1388 Articles | Page: | Show All
Share this page
0
Email
Print
Signup for Email Alerts