Dec. 18 2008 12:00 AM
Courtesy Lansing Entertainment and Public Facilties Authority

Officials released new plans for the Lansing City Market Wednesday. The plans have been changed significantly from those presented this summer, including a larger market building and more entrances.

The new plans call for a 13,000 square-foot market, which is about 2,000 square-feet larger than the plans released this summer.

"There have been significant changes," Eric Hart, director of the Lansing Entertainment and Public Facilities authority, said.

Hart said that design sessions with the City Market Vendors Association produced suggestions that included moving the recycling and trash center indoors, changing the location and enlarging the restrooms and adding three entrances. The most striking change is the inclusion of a large, sliding glass door wall, which will allow for larger displays — even cars — Hart said.

Another issue is the outside lower plaza portion of the market. The plaza is in a floodway and Hart said that the state Department of Environmental Quality may recommend changes to plans during the permitting process.

The market will be built using $1.6 million from the sale of the existing city market to developer Pat Gillespie, who will tear down the market and replace it with condominiums.

The plans will be officially unveiled to the public at a meeting tonight at 6 p.m. in the Governor’s Room at the Lansing Center.

To download the PDF version of the plans click here

 Drawings of the plans: