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Mt. Hope Ave. Reconfiguration

In conjunction with the current CSO project, the City of Lansing is proposing to extend the three lane road configuration that currently ends west of Boston Blvd. east to Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. The three lane configuration would provide a dedicated center turn lane plus one travel lane and one bike lane in each direction.

Representatives from the City will attend the South Lansing Farmer’s Market to provide information, answer questions and gather input from residents and businesses regarding this proposed reconfiguration.

When: Thursday, October 18th, 3-7 PM Where: South Lansing Farmer’s Market 800 W. Barnes Avenue
For more information, contact Mitch Whisler at 483-4249 or


City of Lansing Neighborhood + Civic Organization Registration

By registering your organization, it will be included on the City of Lansing neighborhoods website and have a page which can include the organization contact information and links to any existing organization websites or social media.  Organizations must be registered in order to apply for the Neighborhood Grants, Neighborhood Cleanup and Neighborhoods in Bloom programs.   

Find the registration form HERE

Greater Lansing Association of Realtors working at Edmore Park 

Political Lawn Sign Regulations in the City by City Clerk Chris Swope

The City of Lansing prohibits the placement of yard signs in the right-of-way of any public street. Signs in the right-of-way are considered a hazard and may be removed with or without notice by the Code Compliance Department, Planning Department, or the City Clerk’s Office.

The right-of-way is generally the area between the sidewalk and the curb. On streets with no sidewalks, the right-of-way is an area approximately 15-20 feet from the curb. Median strips are also in the public right-of-way. Again, pursuant to City ordinances, no campaign signs can be placed in the right-of-way areas described above. This includes any affixing of campaign materials to trees, telephone poles, or other objects within the right-of-way.
Permission also must be obtained from any property owner and/or lessor before yard signs are placed. In some areas it is prohibited to place yard signs. These areas include: Lansing School District property, churches, tax exempt organizations, and City of Lansing property, including parks and community centers.

There is no restriction on the length of time political signs can be displayed. The Clerk’s Office suggests to campaigns that signs be picked up in a timely manner after each election.

For yard sign complaints, you can contact the Lansing City Clerk’s Office at 517-483-4131 or Please provide specific location detail and name of the candidate(s) or proposal(s) so we can notify the appropriate campaign when possible.

Leaf Cleanup

Construction Updates: Lansing School District, Eastern


• The new stadium has produced the most visible progress in the past month with the erection of the home and visitor grand-stands, the installation of foundations for the new concession building, and the placement of gravel for the running track and the new artificial turf field.
• At the west portion of the site, temporary fencing has been relocated to allow access to the Don Johnson Field House from the west over a newly constructed drive and sidewalk. For school events in the Don Johnson Fieldhouse, the new parking lot at the new softball field will be available for use.
• Major grading and site development activities are complete in the area east of the fieldhouse. Most areas in the eastern portion of the site have been seeded.
• The new parking area has had the base course of asphalt installed and will be topped in the spring of 2019, after construction on the new softball field is completed.
• All Eastern HS parking areas are accessible. Work on the north parking lot (adjacent to Orchard Street) has progressed to the point where gravel is installed and is ready for paving in mid-October.

• As some residents have noted, the new storm water retention area does not fully drain at this time, and because this area was designed as an extra practice field, our engineer is looking at how to improve drainage.
• Work on the softball field will continue over the next several weeks with the installation of fencing, stone dust, and final grading and seeding.
• Site lighting poles will be erected soon, and re-construction of the tennis courts is beginning.
• Looking forward through the fall and winter, work will slow down but will consist of finalizing the site grading, additional paving, installation of permanent fencing and final landscaping. We’ll also continue construction of the buildings in the football/soccer/track stadium and the softball dugouts.
• Next summer, the entrance to the site at Shiawassee Street will be re-built, the final top coat of asphalt will be placed, the track surface will be coated with the rubber surfacing, and all finishing touches will be addressed.

All aspects of the Eastern Fields project will be wrapped up in August 2019, just in time for next year’s fall sports season. Thank you for being neighborly. To do a job well, we find it hard to be quiet sometimes. Other times we may get in your way, or kick up a little more dust than you’d like. It’s all part of our job as we work to deliver unparalleled learning and athletic opportunities to Lansing students — and we’re trying to keep our disruptions to a minimum. We’re grateful for your patience as we wrap up these important projects. 


Scooter Information - Complaints

Both providers, Lime (the white ones) & Bird (the black ones) have phone numbers printed on a badge on the scooters with information on how to report the scooter.
Lime – 1-888-LIME(5463)-345
Bird – 1-866-205-2442
It is requested that you have the plate number of the scooter, that information is located below the QR code on the handle bar, but you can still report the general location of the scooter without it.
We would very much like it if Bird and Lime take responsibility for their assets so as to not tie down LPD or Public Service.

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Upcoming events

10/18 2019 Neighborhood Grant Kickoff and Workshop 5:30 pm Foster Community Center
10/25-26 Neighborhood Roundtables Neighborhood Empowerment Center 600 W Maple
11/3 Serve Lansing Baker Neighborhood Leaf Cleanup 538 Isbell 9:00am - 12:00pm
11/13 Participatory Budgeting Night 6:30 - 8:30 Location TBD
11/15 Neighborhood Grant Project Idea Feedback 5:30 pm Foster Community Center
11/27 Housing & Neighborhood Resource Summit 6:00pm Pleasant View School

11/28 Participatory Budgeting Night 6:30 - 8:30 Foster Community Center
11/29 Participatory Budgeting Night 6:30 - 8:30 Kelly's Downtown
12/6 Participatory Budgeting Night 6:30 - 8:30 Location TBD

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