It’s time to start putting years of community conversations and visioning into action. Our planning experts call it zoning. We collectively call it Shaping the Avenue – putting the guidelines in place that will lead the capital area's Michigan and Grand River avenue corridor toward its full potential as a connected series of unique places and community spaces.
Join us Monday, Dec. 5, 2:30 p.m. at FieldHouse, (213 Ann St., East Lansing), at the corner of Albert Avenue and Grove Street!
We’ll begin with a CATA bus tour of the Michigan/Grand River Avenue corridor and return for refreshments and conversation. You’ll witness our technical teams face the challenge of explaining zoning, form-based codes and transit oriented development in a series of short, five-minute, fun-filled presentations.
Then we’ll ask you, the local experts, to kick off the coding conversation with your thoughts about how buildings and streets should develop along the corridor over time.
We need everyone’s input!
2:30-6 p.m. Bus Tour of the Avenue
6-7:15 p.m. Shaping the Avenue 101
7:15-7:45 p.m. Shaping the Avenue 101: Panel Discussion
ABOUT SHAPING THE AVENUE
Shaping the Avenue is a multi-jurisdictional partnership between the municipalities of Lansing, Lansing Township, East Lansing and Meridian Township with support from the Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA). They will be working together to update and coordinate their land use zoning ordinances along the Michigan/Grand River Avenue corridor (the Avenue) from the Capitol to Meridian Township. The result will be a coordinated set of land use regulations that guide future development to support residents and businesses and balance the needs of pedestrians, bicycles and vehicles, including transit. A Technical Committee comprised of public- and private-sector representatives from each of the communities guides the initiative.