By Trevor Darnell
Listen Up, Lansing Staff Reporter
Since 2000, the Oliver Towers Apartment Complex had been left vacant after being destroyed by a fire and had never brought back to life, until now. The George F. Eyde Family LLC purchased the lot with a $1.05 million deal to allow an $8 million rebuild of the complex for Lansing residents.
The family plans to turn the burned-down building into a complex with office space located on the first floor. Construction is scheduled to start in the fall of 2016 and is hoped to be finished sometime in 2017.
The location of the complex is just a block north of the Capitol at 310 N. Seymour Drive.
“This is a great thing for the city, now that nasty/abandoned building can finally be put to use. Thankfully, in a positive way that will help a lot of people that need housing,” said Alexandra Long, a current Lansing resident.