The proposed Lansing casino project has picked up a key endorsement. But there is some controversy of about the decision by a city economic development agency.
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians wants to build a new $245 million casino in downtown Lansing. One small parcel of land critical to the project is owned by the Lansing Economic Development Corporation. The LEDC has given its approval to the deal, which will see the group’s parcel turned into a temporary casino while construction on the main casino proceeds.