Eyesore of the Week - Revisited Property: 738 E. Kalamazoo St. Lansing

This property was featured as an Eyesore in, 2009 (http://lansingcitypulse.com/article- 3521-eyesore-of-the-week.html and its neglected conditions remain much the same. The broken windows noted then are now — along with the rest of the building — covered in flat black paint.

To be fair, the earlier feature also noted that the building would make an exceptional anchor for the surrounding Hosmer Neighborhood, possibly serving as a neighborhood grocery with abundant residential space above. Given support at the city and neighborhood levels, this building could be the kernel of a targeted urban revival. Such work might begin with a reconditioned storefront, ideally retaining the grotesque faces found on the north elevation.

“Eyesore of the Week” is our look at some of the seedier properties in Lansing. It rotates each week with Eye Candy of the Week. If you have a suggestion, please e-mail eye@lansingcitypulse.com or call Berl Schwartz at 999-5061.