The Lansing City Charter requires any city building within 25 feet of a river front to gain voter approval before sale. Such is the case with the BWL Ottawa Power Station - which has a small section right up against the river.
On August second, voters will be asked to approve Proposal Two, which would allow sale of that portion of the building... opening up the sale of the rest of the structure.
Both city and BWL leaders are hopeful new commercial business will come in... anchored by new state offices.
The move will also generate much needed tax revenue for the city.
Carol Wood with the Lansing City Council is hopeful the exterior of the historic building would remain untouched. The station was built in the 1930's.
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