About the Book
The purpose of this planning effort is to engage the Lansing region in defining a unified vision for the Michigan Avenue / Grand River Avenue corridor. A series of charrettes provided the opportunity for an in-depth community conversation about the future urban form of the corridor, and produced a consensus-based vision for urban design, land use, transportation, and economic development. This report documents ideas to guide future growth, change and preservation in the corridor generated by residents, property owners, stakeholders and technical experts, municipal staff, public officials, and the planning team over the course of two 7–8 day charrettes; it also provides recommendations for municipalities and key stakeholders to carry these ideas to implementation.
Dover, Kohl & Partners was founded in 1987. Our expertise lies in balancing the visionary ‘civic art’ of planning with the practical consensus building needed to make projects succeed. We are trained in the principles of traditional town planning, and have perfected techniques for gathering meaningful community input. Dover, Kohl & Partners is best known for public design charrettes, detailed master plans, and illustrative codes that emphasize complete neighborhoods as the basis for sound communities.