The Frandor area could look dramatically different in a couple of years and taxpayers will foot the bill for the changes.
Ingham County's drain commissioner says the Montgomery drain needs to be updated to comply with federal regulations. Right now too much pollution is flowing from it into the Red Cedar River.
The drain services the Frandor area, plus one neighborhood just north of the shopping complex. No plans are in place yet, but Drain Commissioner Pat Lindemann says rain gardens are one low impact solution.
Also, some of the Frandor parking lot may have to be ripped up. The Red Cedar Golf Course will most likely have to be torn apart too as the drain flows underneath it.
The City of Lansing will have some part in the improvement plans too.
Lindemann says it will be at least two to three years before any changes are made.