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Placemaking

Bike Racks To Connect Grand Ledge Downtown and Riverside Areas With Functional Aesthetics LANSING, Mich. – Local residents and visitors alike have another reason to get out and about along the Grand Ledge trail system. City residents, local officials, and community partners from across the Greater...

Grand Ledge Twins Continue to Succeed in Highly Competitive Fashion Industry LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) and The Runway are excited to support two hometown designers as they compete on the Emmy Award winning, fashion reality show, Project Runway produced by Lifetime Network. Grand...

Community Partners Leveraged LEAP’s ENGAGE Placemaking Pilot Program to Bring Public Art Installation by Lansing-based Artist to Lansing River Trail LANSING, Mich. – This afternoon, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) and Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero unveiled a new public art installation generously funded by the Greater...

City to Fund $140,000 for Arts and Culture LANSING, Mich. — The City of Lansing, Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), and the Arts Council of Greater Lansing are pleased to announce the First Impressions Program. This new program (formerly the City of Lansing Sense of Place in...

City Seeks to Improve Non-Downtown Commercial Corridors With Façade Grants LANSING, Mich. – Today, the City of Lansing announced a new matching grant opportunity for commercial, mixed-use, and office spaces outside of the downtown area. The Targeted Façade Improvement Matching Grant Program will provide up to...

Board of Water & Light Installed LED Lighting Turned On LANSING, Mich. – The community gathered Tuesday evening to be present for the official unveiling of the decorative LED lighting underneath the US-127 bridge overpass along the Michigan Avenue corridor. The lights, which illuminate the bridge in...

Lansing Poet Laureate to engage tri-county community in the literary arts  LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), the RCAH Center for Poetry at Michigan State University, and the Lansing Poetry Club, are proud to announce the appointment of Dennis Hinrichsen as the inaugural Lansing...

*Updated Release* $107,000 Crowdfunded Under the Bridge Project to be Completed This Summer LANSING, Mich. - Note: Listed in paragraph 7 below, are donors who contributed at the $1,000 level or above. We wish to thank and acknowledge donors of all levels, whose contributions have helped bring this...

Three communities work to retain and attract talent through placemaking grants LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) announced a new round of Public Art for Communities grant recipients today, adding three communities to the growing list of municipalities participating in the LEAP Public Art...