This Morning: “Build Lansing” program to take shape in the city of Lansing

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Lansing’s Mayor, Andy Schor, will soon send out a request for proposals for many city-owned parcels of land.

He’s following up on the plan he announced during his State of the City address earlier this year.

Mayor Schor says he’s hoping to re-vamp some of the city’s open spaces, asking if anyone has an idea or proposal city officials want to hear from you.

He’s calling it the Build Lansing program.

Helping transform vacant pieces of property into new developments.

This can be retail, shops, or maybe you just want to add on and buy the property next to your home.

Some examples of this in the past the Mayor says, include the Miller Road Property which sold to the Capital Area Soccer League and the Red Cedar Development near Michigan Avenue.

We have a few pieces of property that we may not be using, or we’re not activating correctly we can RFP it, we can let a developer purchase it and then build on that property for whatever the right use is, and we get to work with them if we’re going to sell it to make sure it’s a use that we’d like to see, says Mayor Schor.

This isn’t just for developers, the Mayor says anyone can apply.

He along with his team are going to sit down and start reviewing some properties, putting out requests for proposals in the next few months.

Stay with 6, we’ll be sure to let you know when that happens.

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