Welcome to the Michigan Avenue Corridor!
The Michigan Avenue corridor links downtown East Lansing with downtown Lansing, the State Capital and Michigan State University, and serves as one of the most important transportation arteries in the region. The passage of the 2005 Corridor Improvement Authority Act has created the unique opportunity for communities along Michigan Avenue to explore ways to revitalize this critical link. Improving this corridor will result in connecting a multitude of important employers and cultural resources into a distinctly cohesive and welcoming district.
The revitalization project is the result of a partnership between the City of East Lansing, City of Lansing, Lansing Township and Michigan State University. The ultimate goal of the project is to revitalize and beautify the Michigan Avenue corridor to make it more walkable, attract a larger base of customers and create a pleasant living environment for surrounding neighbors.
The corridor covers the stretch of Michigan Avenue from downtown East Lansing to Pere Marquette Street in Lansing, and crosses three jurisdictions that are working together on this exciting initiative!
Why Michigan Avenue
Michigan Avenue is a commercial corridor of regional importance economically, historically and culturally, and functions as a gateway to mid-Michigan and the entire State of Michigan. Read more.
Michigan Avenue Corridor Improvement Authority
In light of the passage of the Corridor Improvement Authority Act and the work of an Exploratory Committee, the Cities of Lansing and East Lansing along with Lansing Township are each creating local Michigan Avenue Corridor Improvement Authorities that develop programs and projects which are aimed at improving the Michigan Avenue corridor. In addition, the three jurisdictions will form a joint authority in the following months that will coordinate the revitalization of the entire Michigan Avenue Corridor. Read more.
Conceptual Development Plan
Adopted in 2008, the document outlines corridor vision and goals and serves as a foundation for the Michigan Avenue Corridor Improvement Authority. The main goal is to improve Michigan Avenue from downtown East Lansing to Pere Marquette Street in Lansing. Read more.
Supporting Actions and Studies
Building upon the initial efforts around the Michigan Avenue Corridor Conceptual Development Plan, several initiatives, plans and projects are related to the Michigan Avenue Corridor. Read more.