News From Downtown

December 4, 2019
City Council Approves Downtown Brownfield Plan
The 500 Block Project is one step closer to becoming a reality. Brought before City Council earlier this week, the $33 million mixed-use project is next scheduled to go before the development and planning committee. Currently, construction is projected to begin in September of 2020. Pending public hearings this December, the...

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October 30, 2019
Deck the Halls Without the Balls
For roughly the past decade, Downtown Lansing’s holidayscape featured a cluster of colossal-sized Christmas ornaments. On Tuesday, Deputy Mayor Samantha Harkin took to Twitter and shared that this year’s Christmas cul-de-sac will be will be without these iconic holiday globes. In late December 2018, the ornamental statue...

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October 29, 2019
A Tale of Two Tigers
Come down Michigan Ave and you will see this year’s Christmas tree already in front of the Capitol. Silver Bells in the City is quickly approaching! The first Silver Bells in the City celebration took place 35 years ago in 1984, the same year that baseball legends Dan Petry and David Rozema played on the Detroit Tigers World...

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October 22, 2019
PAC Pact
Over the course of 20 years and 3 mayors, multiple proposals have been offered for a performance arts center (PAC) in downtown Lansing. Most recently, national expert Bob Campbell, of Fisher Dachs (New York planning and design firm) has presented the most detailed proposal to date. Previously, Campbell has assisted in developing...

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October 15, 2019
App Makes Parking a Walk in the Park
Earlier this spring, Mayor Andy Schor shared his vision for the future of downtown Lansing's parking system. This autumn, it seems all has fallen into place. On Thursday, Mayor Schor and city Parking Manager Chad Gamble will address the public with information on the updates and changes made, including new parking kiosks and...

Learn about the app

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October 15, 2019
College Fair at LCC
Lansing Community College (LCC) is set to host College Night this Thursday, Oct. 17 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m on the third floor of the Gannon Building at LCC’s Downtown Campus (411 N. Grand Avenue). This event is open to the public and free to attend.

Community members, particularly high school students, are highly encouraged...

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October 10, 2019
5 reasons why you should care about Lansing Ignite's playoff game
The Lansing Ignite Football Club has made the playoffs in its inaugural season.

Not only that, it'll host a USL League One playoff semifinal match at 7 p.m. Saturday at Cooley Law School Stadium, with the Greenville Triumph coming to town.

The chance to play for a championship is at stake. The winner will play the North...

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October 8, 2019
Capital Area District Libraries Earn Excellence Award
Congratulations to Capital Area District Libraries (CADL) who was recently recognized for offering their patrons superior customer service. Winning the State Librarian's Excellence Award is no easy feat. State Librarian Randy Riley shared that CADL caught the attention of the selection committee by offering patrons unique programming...

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October 7, 2019
Coming Soon: The State Christmas tree
Though we're getting ready for Trick-or-Treat on the Capitol Square, Christmas is just around the corner. Word is spreading that the official state Christmas tree is on the way. Standing 61 feet tall, this tree will be a sight to see!
October 26th is when you can expect tree's arrive in Downtown Lansing and it will be lit...

http://www.silverbellsinthecity.org

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October 7, 2019
Trick-or-Treat on the Square
This year, trick-or-treating downtown will happen on a new square: The Capitol lawn!

As our downtown businesses' and stakeholders' needs evolve and change, we as an organization are committed to working with our partners to make the Trick-or-Treat experience the best possible for the entire community

We look forward to...

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