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.