East Lansing's Planning and Community Development Director Jim van Ravensway calls it the city's next re-development phase, one following a few slow years after the construction of the City Center.
Two new projects are set to begin soon, the first within one month. A portion of the Stonehouse Village, which used to house the Murasaki Restaurant, will be renovated and built up to house mixed-use space.
In addition, four buildings will be demolished in the Historic District within the next couple of months. The former Greyhound Bus Station, the Sunrise Restaurant, and two houses will be cleared to make way for the West Village. It will also house mixed-use space.
In total, about 18 projects are in the works in the City of East Lansing.