Lansing Opportunity Zones

District Profiles

Downtown Business District

The Downtown Business District is a prime location for commercial and residential developments. It’s located in the west-central part of the city along the banks of the Grand River, which meets the Red Cedar River at Malcom X Street. Downtown Lansing is primarily home to Michigan’s state government and three colleges: Lansing Community College, Davenport University, and Cooley Law School; and also contains sports facilities, museums, entertainment and retail, and a growing residential population.

Urban Playzone District – North Cedar/Larch Corridor

The Urban Playzone is a robust neighborhood for mixed-use investments. This prospering region features The Stadium District, an entertainment district located directly across Michigan Avenue from Cooley Law School Stadium, with innovative mixed-use buildings, local restaurants, bars and other entertainment venues.

Industrial Gateway District – North Grand River Corridor

The Industrial Gateway of Lansing is the prime region for industrial and mixed-use commercial investments. Located in an all access airport business park in the North Grand River Corridor with city limits defining its north and western borders, this part of the city includes moderate-density residential areas and some green areas.

Alfresco District – South Cedar Corridor/West I96

The Alfresco District is supreme for mixed-use urban developments. It’s home to some of the most unique events in the city. Aside from its diverse and traditional restaurant scene, this district is a major shopping destination in the city.

Site Profile: K-Mart

The K-Mart property is located in the Alfresco District. The property is at a prime location with its frontage on South Cedar Street just south of Downtown Lansing. South Cedar is a major north-south retail corridor serving South Lansing with Big Box retailers like Meijer, Lowes, Same’s Club, Target and Menard’s.

K-Mart Site Profile

Southside District – South MLK Corridor/Southwest Lansing

The Southside District offers immense opportunities for residential and commercial real estate. The Southside, usually described as the neighborhoods located south of the Grand and Red Cedar rivers and the I-496 freeway, is physically the largest and most populous side of the city.