Red Cedar Development

Red Cedar Renaissance

The project, located at 203 S. Clippert St, will bring new life to Michigan Avenue by building a strong connection between Lansing, East Lansing and MSU. Almost 10 years in the making, the $250 million development will include student housing, market-rate apartments, two hotels and an assisted living facility, as well as restaurants, retail space, public park space and a connection to the Lansing River Trail.  This transformational project, when completed, is expected to create 300 new jobs in the city. Since the official groundbreaking in October 2019, earth moving and site prep activities have been well underway. Included in the project will be a twenty-acre park with trails and water features open to the public. The project will also retain and naturally clean millions of gallons of rainwater runoff, which currently run directly into the Red Cedar and then the Grand River whenever there is a heavy downpour. The result will be a cleaner river for the public to walk along, wade, fish, canoe and kayak in.

$196M

private investment

300

Jobs Created

20

acres of parkland and trails

Community Impact

In addition to strengthening the connection between the cities of Lansing and East Lansing, as well as Michigan State University, this project will reactivate a highly-visible area on a key commercial corridor in the Lansing region. The project is also anticipated to bring 300 new full-time jobs to the city of Lansing, along with increased housing and hotel capacity. Finally, the project will retain and naturally clean millions of gallons of rainwater runoff, which currently run directly into the Red Cedar and then the Grand River whenever there is a heavy downpour. The result will be a cleaner river for the public to walk along, wade, fish, canoe and kayak in.

Funding Mechanisms

  • Brownfield Plan #72
  • Public Funding

  • Private Funding

Project Partners

  • Continental/Ferguson Lansing, LLC
  • City of Lansing
  • Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority
Date

2020

Project Type

Real Estate Redevelopment

Location

Ingham County, Lansing

LEAP Contact
Karl Dorshimer
Vice President of Economic Development