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City Council Moves Forward Stadium Apartment Plans

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – The Lansing City Council’s committee on development and planning on Wednesday moved forward with a proposal to renovate the Cooley Law School Stadium and build 80 upscale apartments in the outfield.

Councilwoman Jody Washington said she supports the plan 100 percent, and believes it will have a positive economic impact on the Lansing area. Washington is the vice chair of the development and planning committee, and she said they voted on the rezoning of the property north of the ballpark to allow residences in the area.

Councilmembers also voted on an amendment to the brownfield. Washington said council also has to approve a special land use for the project.

City council as a whole will vote on the project at Monday’s meeting. If it passes, developers with the Gillespie Group said the stadium $10.5 million city-funded stadium renovations should be completed by next year, and the $12 million apartment project should be ready for move-in by 2016. 

Emerald Morrow is a reporter with WLNS-TV. Like her on Facebook, Follow her on Twitter or email her at emorrow@wlns.com.
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