Planning Process
As a result of the Corridor Improvement Authority Act, the City of Lansing, City of East Lansing and Lansing Township formed an exploratory committee to consider revitalization opportunities to the Michigan Avenue corridor. These efforts resulted in the creation of a draft Conceptual Development Plan.

In 2008, the Exploratory Committee met with staff from each of the three municipalities, solicited stakeholder input and held a series public work sessions. Members of the exploratory committee also took a bus tour and met individually with key stakeholders. Results of the workshops are contained in the Conceptual Development Plan (PDF) (Appendix A).

Corridor Improvement Authority Act
The Corridor Improvement Authority Act of 2005 (PDF) represents a unique opportunity for the collaborative, comprehensive redevelopment of Michigan Avenue into the "Main Street of the Capital Region."

  • The Michigan Avenue Corridor Improvement Authority Exploratory Committee was established (2008)
  • The committee conducted a SWOT (strength, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis of the Michigan Avenue corridor (Aug. 14, 2008 workshop)
  • Participants discussed the overall vision for the corridor (Aug. 26, 2008 workshop)
  • Participants discussed draft goals and objectives (October 2, 2008 workshop)
  • Committee approved the Conceptual Development Plan (Dec. 17, 2008)
  • The plan was reviewed by participating municipalities (2009)
  • The City of East Lansing Corridor Improvement Authority (CIA) was formed (2009)
  • The City of Lansing Corridor Improvement Authority (CIA) was formed (2010)
  • The Lansing Township Corridor Improvement Authority (CIA) was formed (2013)
Future Steps
  • The formation of a joint Michigan Avenue Corridor Improvement Authority
  • The CIA will create a development and finance plan
  • The CIA will implement improvements from development plan