lansing future llc http://michiganradio.org en Deadline ahead for Lansing casino project http://michiganradio.org/post/deadline-ahead-lansing-casino-project <p>A deadline is looming for a proposed downtown Lansing casino.</p><p>The proposed $245 million casino project involves a complicated business and land deal between the city of Lansing, private developers and an indian tribe from the Upper Peninsula.&nbsp;</p><p>So complicated those involved were not able to reach an agreement on the various aspects of the project by an August deadline.&nbsp;&nbsp; So they gave themselves an extension until November 1<sup>st</sup>.</p><p>But with two weeks before the extended deadline there’s still no final agreement.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 11:22:55 +0000 Steve Carmody 9512 at http://michiganradio.org Deadline ahead for Lansing casino project Lansing city council gives OK to controversial casino project http://michiganradio.org/post/lansing-city-council-gives-ok-controversial-casino-project <p>A controversial plan to build a casino in downtown Lansing cleared an important hurdle last night.&nbsp;</p><p>The Lansing city council gave its approval for the Sault Ste Marie&nbsp;Tribe of Chippewa Indians&rsquo; plan to build a casino next to the city&rsquo;s convention center.&nbsp;</p><p>Council members who voted for the casino cited the jobs it will create &nbsp;and a&nbsp;college scholarship program for Lansing children it will fund.</p> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 03:57:13 +0000 Steve Carmody 6702 at http://michiganradio.org Lansing city council gives OK to controversial casino project