Michigan Avenue / Grand River Avenue Charrette

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Phone: (517) 393-0342
This project is hosted by the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission through the Mid%u2013Michigan Program for Greater Sustainability, a sustainable communities program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) and other local partners. The Michigan Avenue/Grand River Avenue Vision Charrettes are part of the Mid-Michigan Program for Greater Sustainability. The charrettes are part of nine demonstration projects along the 19-mile Michigan Avenue-Grand River Avenue corridor stretching from the state Capitol through Lansing, East Lansing, Meridian Township, Williamstown Township, City of Williamston, Leroy Township and the Village of Webberville. The corridor includes a range of development areas including urban and small town central business districts, older neighborhoods and student housing, suburban commercial tracts, agricultural and rural areas. It is the region's "main street" with over 1.7 million transit trips annually. The charrettes will provide an opportunity for in-depth public engagement on the future design of the corridor. The goal is to produce consensus based sustainable plans for transportation, urban design, land planning and economic development to be implemented throughout the corridor over the next 20 years. The purpose of the second charrette, which will be held October 22-30, 2013 is to develop more detailed plans for three sub-areas within the corridor.