Variances keep Zoning Board of Appeals busy

On Oct. 9, the Meridian Township Zoning Board of Appeals met to discuss an application for a zoning ordinance variance from one of its township residents. They are preparing the commission. Photo by Tianyi Xiao. Kevin Shoen, who lives on Lake Lansing, wants to expand his driveway, and that process started by seeking permission from the township.

Williamston’s 304 River Edge Lofts has 17 apartments ready for lease

It’s not hard to find 304 River Edge Lofts while strolling through downtown Williamston. The four-story brick building stands out in the mix of old-fashioned buildings because of its newness and modern aesthetic. The apartment complex was built last summer and opened in October 2017. With 30 apartments, 17 are sitting empty. With one-bedroom floor plans for $1,250 a month and two-bedroom floor plans for $1,510 a month, property manager Katelyn Franklin said this has some residents concerned.