Public learn more about the plans to redevelop Lansing City Hall

UPDATE: 11:30 p.m. –  Four developers are competing for one chance to redevelop Lansing City Hall and all of them showcased their ideas to the public Wednesday night.

It’s worth mentioning that bringing a second hotel to downtown Lansing is a big deal in itself. You may remember a 1985 non-compete agreement between the Radisson Hotel and city of Lansing, put limits on the amount of assistance the city could give a developer.

That being said, the Radisson has been the only hotel in downtown Lansing for decades, but that agreement ended in January 2017.

Proposals for the City Hall redevelopment project are required to include hotel space.

Beitler Real Estate:

The group wants to redevelop the existing buildings and transform City Hall into a hotel, featuring a boutique specialty restaurant and cocktail lounge.

beitler1 Public learn more about the plans to redevelop Lansing City Hall

It also has plans to relocate City Hall to a new facility in a short time frame with the least amount of cost, disruption to staff, redevelopment disruption and congestion to the existing site and elimination of any risk to the city.

Read detailed plans here.

 

Karp and Associates:

Plans to renovate the building by bringing a hotel, luxury apartments, retail, office space, and parking. It also has designs for a new City Hall.

karp Public learn more about the plans to redevelop Lansing City Hall

Read detailed plans here.

 

Urban Systems: 

Proposing a redevelopment of the current building that will feature hotel and residential units, conference and meeting space, as well as a restaurant.

The group has plans to then relocate City Hall to the former Lake Trust Union headquarters.

urbansystems Public learn more about the plans to redevelop Lansing City Hall

Read detailed plans here & here.

 

Boji Group:

The developer has plans to demolish City Hall and build a 13 story mixed-used structure that features hotel and residential units, retail space, and parking.

It will then relocate City Hall to a building it already owns, which is the former Davenport University structure.

boji1 Public learn more about the plans to redevelop Lansing City Hall

Read detailed plans here.

 

While each developer has different concepts, Lansing Mayor Virg Benero said he’s excited about what’s been put on the table when it comes to redeveloping City Hall.

“The building can be reused, and bring people to downtown, whether it’s a hotel, apartments, or condos some combination this will be a major new beacon, a major new magnet to bring people to downtown and keep them downtown,” Mayor Bernero said.

The city wants to sell the current building for at least $4.2 million.

Moving forward, a team of experts with experience in things like real estate, economic development and finance will review these proposals and then make a recommendation to Mayor Bernero.

That’s scheduled to happen by the end of the month.

Stay with 6 News for updates on this story as it develops.

 

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Lansing City Hall could soon be transformed into a new hotel and tonight, the public will get a chance to look at proposals for the project.

All four developers who submitted proposals for a new city hall included plans to feature a hotel in place of the current city hall.

One of the proposals would renovate the existing structure and transform it into a hotel.

Two of the proposals would renovate the existing structure and construct a new tower on the current City Hall plaza, ranging from 12 to 20 stories, each featuring a hotel.

The fourth proposal would raze the current structure and construct a 13-story building featuring a hotel and other uses.

All developers also submitted proposals for a new City Hall, including concepts to rehabilitate existing buildings or construct a new building at various downtown locations.

Developers will give presentations to the public tonight to unveil each of their plans. You can also view them here.

It will take place from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. in Hall C at the Lansing Center.

Each developer will have 45 minutes to outline their proposals. The times each developer will present is as follows:

5 p.m. will be Beitler Real Estate Services LLC

6 p.m. will be Karp and Associates LLC

7 p.m. will be Boji Group LLC

8 p.m. will be Urban Systems LLC

Mayor Bernero says the city’s internal review team is carefully analyzing each of the proposals and vetting the firms that submitted them, with the guidance from commercial real estate firm CBRE Martin and an outside review panel that includes experts in finance, law, real estate, economic development, and construction management.

The reviews are then expected to make a final recommendation to Mayor Bernero by the end of the month.

6 News will be at tonight’s presentations and have more for you tonight on 6 News at 11.

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