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$256M MXU in Lansing Gets the Green Light

With the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) staff recommendation, the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) approved the revised plan for Red Cedar in Lansing, MI. The vote gives a green light to Continental/Ferguson Lansing, LLC to move forward with bonding and full construction of the $256-million mixed-use development.

Red Cedar will feature new multi-generational housing, restaurants, retail and two hotels along the Michigan Avenue corridor connecting Lansing with the region.

“The Red Cedar development will activate a long-vacant property into a vibrant, attractive mixed-use development that will bring density and vibrancy to a high-impact commercial corridor in Lansing,” said MEDC’s Michele Wildman.

The infrastructure will be completed first, with construction for the market-rate apartments and senior living center beginning in late summer. Student housing will be ready for the fall of 2021. Construction for the two dual-brand hotels—Hyatt House and AC Hotel by Marriott—is set to begin next year.

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