oliver towers http://michiganradio.org en Davenport University finds a new home in Lansing (again) http://michiganradio.org/post/davenport-university-finds-new-home-lansing-again <p>Davenport University announced plans today to spend $10 million on a new campus in downtown Lansing.</p><p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 16:28:28 +0000 Steve Carmody 7954 at http://michiganradio.org Davenport University finds a new home in Lansing (again) LCC offers to buy parking lot, option on vacant Oliver Towers apartment building too. http://michiganradio.org/post/lcc-offers-buy-parking-lot-option-vacant-oliver-towers-apartment-building-too <p>The city of Lansing may finally be close to selling a long vacant apartment building that&rsquo;s a short distance from the state capitol.&nbsp;</p><p>The Oliver Towers has been closed for a decade since it was heavily damaged by a fire.</p><p>Numerous attempts to sell the property have failed. Mon, 21 May 2012 15:36:05 +0000 Steve Carmody 7548 at http://michiganradio.org LCC offers to buy parking lot, option on vacant Oliver Towers apartment building too. Davenport University drops bid for Lansing's Oliver Towers http://michiganradio.org/post/davenport-university-drops-bid-lansings-oliver-towers <p>Davenport University says the process of acquiring an empty apartment complex in Lansing has gotten too &lsquo;political&rsquo;.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;So Davenport is dropping its bid for the &lsquo;Oliver Towers&rsquo;.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Davenport offered to swap its current downtown campus for the property just north of the state capital building,&nbsp;where it planned to build a new college campus.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;But the Lansing City Council stalled the deal, to consider a competing offer from Lansing Community College.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 13 Oct 2011 19:05:52 +0000 Steve Carmody 4581 at http://michiganradio.org Davenport University drops bid for Lansing's Oliver Towers Mayor says Oliver Towers saga is turning into a 'debacle' http://michiganradio.org/post/mayor-says-oliver-towers-saga-turning-debacle <p>Lansing mayor Virg Bernero calls it a &lsquo;debacle&rsquo;.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The battle between two local colleges over an empty apartment building is in a holding pattern.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Oct 2011 05:01:10 +0000 Steve Carmody 4523 at http://michiganradio.org Mayor says Oliver Towers saga is turning into a 'debacle' Fast Track or Prudent Pace? http://michiganradio.org/post/fast-track-or-prudent-pace <p>The Lansing city council is facing November deadlines to act on a pair of high dollar agreements.&nbsp;&nbsp; But at least one council member complains they are not getting all the information they need about the deals.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The Lansing city council scheduled time last night to discuss a proposed tax deal involving the capital city&rsquo;s airport and a land swap deal with a local college. But both discussions were cut short because of a lack of information.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 04 Oct 2011 04:12:32 +0000 Steve Carmody 4424 at http://michiganradio.org Fast Track or Prudent Pace? Oliver Towers saga moves to Lansing City Council chambers http://michiganradio.org/post/oliver-towers-saga-moves-lansing-city-council-chambers <p>Tonight, the Lansing City Council will begin weighing in on a&nbsp;&nbsp;land swap deal that&rsquo;s pitted two local colleges against each other.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;A final council decision may come next month.</p><p>&nbsp;Officials with Lansing Community College have been complaining that they didn&rsquo;t get a chance to bid on the Old <a href="http://www.lansingcitypulse.com/lansing/article-6356-the-lcc-davenport-tug-of-war-over-oliver-towers.html">Oliver Towers</a> apartment building before city officials cut a deal with Davenport University.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 26 Sep 2011 05:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 4290 at http://michiganradio.org Oliver Towers saga moves to Lansing City Council chambers Lansing eyes land swap deal with private college http://michiganradio.org/post/lansing-eyes-land-swap-deal-private-college <p>&nbsp;Lansing officials hope a proposed deal with a private college will help the city replace a long empty public housing complex with a new campus.&nbsp;&nbsp; The <a href="http://www.lansingcitypulse.com/lansing/article-3471-the-towers-and-the-powers.html">Oliver Towers </a>have sat largely unused since a fire a decade ago.&nbsp;&nbsp; Numerous attempts to find a new use for the site, a few blocks from the state capitol, have failed to pan out.</p> Wed, 31 Aug 2011 18:18:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 3982 at http://michiganradio.org Lansing eyes land swap deal with private college