Old Town http://michiganradio.org en A blighted building in Lansing's Old Town is getting a rehab http://michiganradio.org/post/blighted-building-lansings-old-town-getting-rehab <p>Lansing’s historic Old Town district is getting another boost.</p><p></p><p>The shopping and dining district is just north of Lansing’s downtown.</p><p></p><p>Mayor Virg Bernero says a developer plans to spend three million dollars rehabbing and expanding an old building into new retail and residential space.</p><p></p><p></p><p>“Vibrant, thriving cities have great buildings… great places for people to live and work,” says Bernero, “and Old Town increasingly, more and more, is becoming that place.”</p><p></p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 00:12:53 +0000 Steve Carmody 14100 at http://michiganradio.org A blighted building in Lansing's Old Town is getting a rehab Stateside: Lansing neighborhoods bringing life back with art http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-lansing-neighborhoods-bringing-life-back-art <p><strong>REO Town's past</strong></p><p>Ryan Wert is a young entrepreneur who’s been living in REO Town for the past 8 years. <a href="http://www.reotown.com/">REO Town</a> is a neighborhood on Lansing’s south side that used to be home to the <a href="http://www.nps.gov/nhl/DOE_dedesignations/Reo.htm">R-E-O Motor Company</a>. This was a vibrant working class neighborhood, but now the main street is pretty vacant except for a few new office buildings.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 15:15:37 +0000 Mark Brush 9064 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside: Lansing neighborhoods bringing life back with art