Lansing hosts workshop on its master plan

Lansing, MI – Lansing city planners are hosting a public workshop tonight [Wednesday, May 12] to gather input on how to revise the city's master plan.


Since last summer, the city has held more than 40 workshops to learn what amenities Lansing residents want for their community. Officials are considering suggestions on land use, transportation, economic development and green infrastructure.

City planning and neighborhood development director Bob Johnson says people want viable community centers and the ability to shop close to home.

"Retaining our neighborhoods, the character of our neighborhoods comes up," Johnson says. "And so there's a feeling that balancing the commercial districts and the services with the retention of residential areas is really important."

Johnson says this is the first comprehensive, citywide approach to urban planning in Lansing in nearly 30 years. The final plan will go before the city council by the end of the year.