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Re-imagining Downtown Lansing post COVID work restrictions

The city of Lansing is taking empty buildings and creating new opportunities in downtown Lansing and other areas of the city. The COVID-19 pandemic forced more people to work from home, leaving a lot of buildings unoccupied.

Now, developers are working with sponsors, city officials, and investors to fill vacant buildings and bring foot traffic back downtown.

“Lansing was rated the number one place to remote work. So we’re seeing a lot of people who want to live here. When you live here and you remote work, after work you want to get out of the house.” Schor said the city is working with developers like Jeff Deehan to bring more businesses, nightlife, and housing to the area.