The Park District Planning Area is a redevelopment-ready site located in downtown East Lansing that includes properties that are publicly and privately owned.
The privately owned properties were acquired by WGR Finance LLC. WGR Finance LLC is working with DRW Holdings LLC to develop the privately owned properties. Plans were submitted for the properties at 100-140 W Grand River Ave. in fall 2016, which have since been revised by the applicant. The latest plans were submitted in March 2017.
The owners of the private properties demolished the Evergreen Arms Apartments, 341-345 Evergreen Ave., in July 2016 and the DDA-owned building at 303 Abbot Road was demolished in August 2016. The deadline for demolition of the properties fronting Grand River Avenue, between Abbot Road and Peoples Church, was extended by City Council to April 30, 2017.
Experts Weigh in on Park District Vision
Marybeth Graebert of the MSU Land Policy Institute previously wrote about the project. Read the article.
MLive asked two urban planners what they would envision for the Park District Planning area project. Read the opinions of Mark Wilson, professor at the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction, andZenia Kotval, professor at the MSU School of Planning Design and Construction.