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Local Realtor Donates Park Bench

Lansing Township— Slater Park has been a staple for the Groesbeck and Lansing Township community for years, and this past weekend it received a new park bench.

Construction begins on $30 million Eastwood expansion project

By Nick Somoski

The Vista coming soonLANSING TOWNSHIP – After years of discussions and delays, construction officially began Oct. 9 on the Eastwood expansion project.

According to officials from DTN Management, the main development company and financer involved with the project, the expansion of the Eastwood site on Lake Lansing Road and U.S. 127 will include a new apartment complex and two new hotels.

The Vista luxury apartments and Hyatt Place Hotel will be a part of “The Heights at Eastwood,” a development site that also includes office and retail space. A second hotel – Fairfield Inn & Suites – will be built on the east side of Preyde Avenue.

CATA bus route change to affect Lansing Township residents

By Nick Somoski

Route 11 BusLANSING TOWNSHIP – CATA representatives answered questions and provided more information about the proposed changes to the route 11 service at a public hearing held at the CATA Transportation Center Oct. 3.

CEO and Executive Director Sandy Draggoo said gathering opinions from riders who will be directly impacted by this change is one of the most important aspects of the decision- making process. “We always have a public hearing so people can come and give us their comments on what’s a better way of doing something than what is our proposed change,” she said.

The route currently runs on Waverly and Old Lansing roads and provides service to residents living in Lansing Township’s Colonial Village neighborhood. People who regularly visit the YMCA of Lansing will also be affected.

According to Draggoo, the proposed change will eliminate service to the YMCA along Waverly and Old Lansing roads and move the route to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

How will the government shutdown impact Lansing Township?

By Nick Somoski

LANSING TOWNSHIP – The U.S. federal government officially shut down at 12:01 a.m. ET Tuesday, Oct. 1, and although the effects are minimal in Lansing Township, local residents may want to be informed of what to expect.

History of Government ShutdownsThis shutdown, the first in 17 years, is the product of a disagreement between Republicans and Democrats over future spending for the new Affordable Care Act, new provisions of which went into effect the same day.

Masked man steals $104 in Lansing Township gas station robbery

By Nick Somoski

Citgo Gas Station Police are still investigating a robbery that took place at around 10:10 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Citgo gas station on East Grand River and North Foster avenues in Lansing Township.

The suspect, who remains unidentified, was described by Lansing Township police as an African-American male, approximately 5-foot-8 and 170 pounds.

He was wearing dark blue jeans and a red-hooded sweatshirt, and his face was covered by a Freddy Krueger mask. He stole $104, the total amount in the cash register.

5 Go-To Restaurants in Lansing Township

By: Darien Harris

Eastwood Towne Center is home to five of the most popular restaurants in Lansing Township.

Others take, while Lansing Township continues to provide.

By: Katy Barth

Throughout its history, land in Lansing Township has been picked apart by nearby cities.

In 1842, Lansing Township was 36 square miles like other townships that were settled.

“It’s kind of an abstract unit of measurement when they were surveying the land,” said Matt Brinkley, senior planner for Lansing Township.

The resulting size was thought to be a reasonable distance for horses to travel, said former Lansing Township Supervisor John Daher.

Since being established, Lansing Township has been decreased to 4.9 square miles of five, unconnected parcels of land. This happened through annexation, a process that separates a section of land from a township and joins it to a city.