|By Andy Balaskovitz|
Public hearing scheduled tonight at the Lansing City Council meeting for a local developer who wants to build “cottages” on the east sideMonday, Nov. 8 — Local builder Dave Muylle has plans to construct “cottages” on nine parcels of property on Leslie and Regent streets in the east side neighborhood.
The properties just south of Michigan Avenue, which Muylle owns, would be combined to create 14 residential units. Before that can happen, the City Council needs to adopt an ordinance rezoning the properties from “B” residential to “DM-1” residential, which allows for multiple-family units and higher density per acre.
A public hearing on the project is scheduled at 7 tonight at City Hall.
The properties are 124, 126, 130 and 134 Regent St. and 127, 131, 135, 139 and 141 Leslie St. in Lansing. The duplex at 127-129 Leslie and five other single-family homes will remain. Seven new single-family homes, a greenhouse and storage shed and covered parking for all 14 units are also part of the development.
A second public hearing is scheduled for tonight’s meeting that would extend a brownfield plan for Demmer Properties at the former Motor Wheel plant at 1600 N. Larch St. and 736 McKinley St. in north Lansing. Demmer Properties is an affiliate of Demmer Corp.
Demmer is looking to extend its original brownfield plan that was passed in 1999 for 20 more years for a total duration of 30 years. The company is looking to build a ballistics testing facility and invest more in site cleanup.
The roughly 38-acre site has manufactured wheel components for the military and passenger vehicles for more than 80 years. In 1999, Demmer invested more than $10 million in site cleanup and renovations. Along with a new ballistics facility, Demmer will invest $335,000 to $1.1 million more in ongoing site cleanup.
In other business, the Council is scheduled to vote on a resolution transferring a business license from E.T. Mongo of Okemos (the owner of Mongolian Grill) to College Fields Golf Course at 3800 Hagadorn Road in Okemos. College Fields is also requesting an entertainment permit for weekdays and Sundays.
The Council will also vote on a resolution that denies a special assessment claim filed by Nathan Thompson for the property at 1117 W. Barnes Ave. Thompson sought to eliminate a $1,257.06 fee on his property tax bill for trash and debris.
Two special ceremonies and two resolutions are scheduled for tonight’s meeting recognizing Claude Ramey and Frank Goodell. Ramey lived in Lansing for more than 60 years and was active in establishing Lansing’s parks system. Goodell was a lifelong Lansing resident and a supporter of the Lansing Fire Department. He volunteered for 56 years at the Box “23” Club. The club was formed in 1937 and is limited to 23 people with the goal of supporting the Fire Department.