Lansing voters will decide next week if they are willing to put 48 acres of an old city golf course up for sale.
Voters approved selling 12 acres of the Red Cedar golf course last year. But developers say they need the rest of the park to attract major retailers and other investment.
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero is optimistic that city voters will approve selling the other 48 acres. He expects investment will come quickly, if the land is allowed to be put up for sale.
“These are national companies who have potential business all over the country where there is land,” says Bernero, “They need to know it’s a sure thing. When that happens I think you’re going to see it pop very quickly.”]
Critics complain about the way the old Red Cedar golf course has been allowed to fall into disrepair, making it easier for the city to sell to developers.