This Morning: Brownfield Plan for Red Cedar Development heads to Lansing City Council

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Happening tonight, Lansing’s City Council will go over plans for a more than $200 million development in the City.

The Red Cedar Project has been in the works for more than 6 years now.

If all goes well, construction could start on what used to be the Red Cedar Golf Course later this year.

Last week, Lansing’s Mayor Andy Schor announced the Brownfield Plan for the development was approved.

That’s just one of the ways the city hopes to fund the project. 

Now the plan heads to city council for a vote.

If it passes, work could start as early as September 2019.

The 6 building project would include student housing, two hotels, an assisted living facility, restaurants, retail space, and an ampitheater and public park…creating nearly 400 full time jobs.

More information about the Red Cedar Project

But there’s a lot of infrastructure work that needs to be done because it’s located on contaminated land and a flood plain.

That’s something addressed under the proposed plan and it could cost around $54 million to improve.

“We came in, we knew that this was a project in motion. It was something that had been identified for years trying to connect msu with the Capital. Trying to improve michigan avenue, create that commercial cooridor. We’re seeing a lot of work on Michigan Avenue. The idea was is let’s really give it a shot in the arm and and connect East Lansing and Lansing,” says Mayor Andy Schor.

City officials say about a fifth of the total project investment will be supported by future property tax revenues generated solely by this project.

All in all, the Red Cedar Project has already been approved.

It’s the Brownfield Plan city council will vote on now.

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