Ingham official: 'Renaissance' development is "marriage made in heaven"

Feb 25, 2015

Ingham County Drain Commissioner Pat Lindemann (right), with Current State host Mark Bashore
Credit Scott Pohl/WKAR

Developers are about to become the owners of 30 acres of city land straddling Lansing and East Lansing. Monday evening, the Lansing City Council approved the sale of the former Red Cedar Golf Course property to Ferguson/Continental Lansing LLC. Developer Joel Ferguson and his partner Frank Kass want to build a $276-million complex at the site that could include a ten-story hotel, restaurant and housing. Part of the site would remain green space.

Many in greater Lansing are hoping for great things from the Red Cedar Renaissance. Ingham County Drain Commissioner Pat Lindemann sees it as an opportunity to contain urban sprawl and help clean up the Red Cedar River.

Current State talks with Lindemann, about what he envisions as a "low impact design" for the development that would control pollution at its source.