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Provision Living retirement community to be built on Abbot Road

As student housing high-rises stack up on Grand River Avenue, something different is coming to Abbot Road. Provision Living, a three-phrase senior living community, has been approved by the East Lansing City Council and will begin construction this spring. Provision Living Principal David Baylis attended the council’s Jan. 21 meeting to present his company’s vision. “Our core business is taking care of seniors and being part of communities,” Baylis said.

Williamston advances toward RRC certification

The Williamston City Council met on Feb. 10 to discuss the results of their Redevelopment Ready Communities evaluation. RRC Planner Brett Hanlon presented to the council about his findings and what they have to proceed to do to reach certification. Williamston will continue on the path to becoming a certified RRC community in the coming month.

Advertisement outside of Newman Lofts, East Lansing's first residence exclusively for people ages 55 and older.

East Lansing’s Newman Lofts have amenities, seek tenants

Retirement is a relaxing time for people. After a long career of hard work, couples ride off into the sunset and move to luxurious condos or houses in sunny Florida, California, or … East Lansing? “Newman Lofts are East Lansing’s first 55+ only living option,” Newman employee Mae Holdwick said. “If younger people apply, they won’t be getting a lease right now.”

With construction finishing up in Fall 2019, the Newman Lofts are hard to miss. Located in the heart of East Lansing, the Lofts offer some of the best amenities of any apartment complex on campus.

Delta Township finishes river trail, canoe launch projects

Delta Township opened its Old River Trail and Delta Mills Canoe/Kayak launch to the public on Oct. 26. “It will no longer be necessary for paddle enthusiasts to travel a great distance in order to enjoy a paddle down the river,” said Brian Reed, the manager of Delta Township. The Old River Trail Pathway is about half a mile long and connects Delta Mills Canoe/Kayak Launch and Park to Hunters Orchard Park and the pathway and trails in that Park. It also connects to a pathway on Webster Road and Old River Trail Road connecting to their east/west pathway.

Kat Cooper, the director of communications for RHS at MSU

Apartment boom may challenge university housing

The increase in off-campus apartments could affect on-campus housing at Michigan State. Kat Cooper, chief communications officer of Residential and Hospitality Services, sees the influx as a complicated situation. Michigan State University offers fewer than 16,000 beds, so while others might see off-campus housing as competition, Cooper sees it as necessary. (Photo by Sylvia Jarrus.)

Michigan State University offers fewer than 16,000 beds, so while others might see off-campus housing as competition, Cooper sees it as necessary. “It’s a relationship that really needs each other in order to be successful,” Cooper said.

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