LCC to Construct a Gateway to the College and Downtown Lansing at the corner of Capitol and Saginaw
LANSING 6/1/12 – Lansing Community College (LCC) has purchased three properties at the corner of Capitol and Saginaw in downtown Lansing and will create a park-like entry with green space and monument signage welcoming visitors to campus, the neighborhood, and to the heart of the city.
As a member of the Saginaw Corridor Improvement Authority, LCC is also planting trees along the south side of Saginaw, just north of Schoolcraft Street.
“LCC is fully committed to making the north entry to downtown a pleasant and attractive environment for our students, faculty, neighbors, and visitors,” said LCC Board Chair Larry Meyer. “We believe in the vibrancy of Lansing, especially its central core where our main campus resides.”
Last Thursday (May 24), LCC purchased three properties at 211 Saginaw, 205 Saginaw and 617 N. Capitol from one seller for a total of $400,000. Two of the properties are zoned commercial/industrial, and one is vacant.
The buildings were constructed in 1898, 1902, and 1888, respectively, and in recent years were used as commercial offices and apartment buildings.
Architectural work is expected to begin this summer.