April 18 2006 12:00 AM

{mosimage}The RFP should be distributed nationwide in 30 days. Estimates place redevelopment costs at between $30 million and $50 million, but incentives will include $2.5 million from the state Department of Environmental Quality's Riverfront Clean Michigan Initiative and $800,000 in federal cleanup money. Efforts by the city to relocate state offices into the building will no longer be pursued, Trezise said.

— Gretchen Cochran

Bauer gets union nod

Lansing City Councilwoman Joan Bauer was endorsed Tuesday by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 352 in the 68th District House race. The IBEW nod marks the first local labor endorsement of the election season.

Bauer, a 10-year veteran of the Council, faces Jerry Hollister, Chris Lewless, Diana Rouse and Melissa Sue Robinson in the Aug. 8 Democratic primary. The winner will move on to the Nov. 7 general election to face the eventual Republican challenger in the heavily Democratic district, which includes Lansing and Lansing Township. The winner of the general election will replace state Rep. Michael Murphy, D-Lansing, who will leave the House at the end of the year due to term limits.

The IBEW Local 352 represents more than 400 Lansing Board of Water and Light employees.


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