Large commercial areas in Lansing Township contrast with residential areas

By Grant Essenmacher
Lansing Township News Staff Reporter

With just under five square miles of land, Lansing Township has only 8,126 residents according to the 2010 U.S Census. The residential areas of the township have become obsolete and big business chains have moved in. The contrast between large commercial shopping areas and the smaller, less developed residential areas of Lansing Township is stark. Many chain businesses have relocated to the township, while apartment complexes and smaller neighborhoods have become more popular. Jason Mullen, a Lansing Township resident and frequent shopper at Eastwood Towne Center, has noticed the difference between the two.

Say good-bye to the potholes: More Lansing Township road repairs planned for this spring

By: Grant Essenmacher
Lansing Township News Staff Reporter

Lansing Township this spring will continue to repair roads as spelled out in a comprehensive road plan in 2015. The plan is based on the road department’s analysis of which streets need to be redone in an effort to improve road conditions for citizens. Every year in March, the township’s Board of Trustees approves what they want to spend to redo the roads, and Ingham County matches whatever amount they approve. The amount of streets the board decides to redo is dependent on the budget, according to Board Supervisor Kathy Rodgers. “Typically, the roads that need to be redone the most we redo first,” Rodgers said.