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Wed Jan 23, 2019, 07:34 AM

$2 million Rotary Park to revitalize downtown Lansing riverfront

TUESDAY, Jan. 22 — Big plans are underway for some Grand River frontage in downtown Lansing.

Mayor Andy Schor signed an executive order today to rename a slice of parkland between the Lansing City Market and the Shiawassee Street Bridge. And Rotary Park — as it will now be known — will soon encompass a community-driven, $2 million investment to transform the space into a recreational gem.

“A lot of different organizations donated dollars toward redeveloping that part of the city,” Schor explained. “Transforming the riverfront is important. We need to maximize the use of the riverfront; It’s something that I ran on. An active and activated riverfront is an important amenity to have in the community. We need this.”

Community input gathered years ago by the Capital Region Community Foundation identified several priorities to help bolster downtown economic development. Executive Vice President Laurie Strauss Baumer said repeated suggestions for improvements along the riverfront eventually led to the idea for the park.

Read more: https://lansingcitypulse.com/article-16893-$2-million-Rotary-Park-to-revitalize-downtown-riverfront.html

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Wed Jan 23, 2019, 09:18 AM

1. This is good

Lansing has a lot going for it but downtown needs some help to revitalize. It is a great city with great people.

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