Shaping the Avenue District Survey

For years the region’s leaders have collected feedback from residents, business owners and visitors on what can transform Michigan and Grand River avenues (the Avenue) from the Capitol in the City of Lansing to Meridian Township to better support those who live, work and play in Greater Lansing. Previous planning sessions have described the Avenue as a “string of pearls;” a collection of unique places and community spaces that matter to us.

When traveling down the Avenue, building uses, public spaces and urban design features vary. The Shaping the Avenue team drafted a map that outlines areas based on their character and community identity, both past and current form, as well as the envisioned future of the built environment. The team is calling these spaces “districts.”

Future improvements can reinforce the urban character and community identity of each district along the corridor, helping to shape unique places and community spaces, and reflect the vision and desires of residents, businesses and property owners.

Help us, the Shaping the Avenue team, understand your experiences and perceptions of the Avenue!

Shaping the Avenue is a multi-jurisdictional partnership between the municipalities of Lansing, Lansing Township, East Lansing, Meridian Township, and the Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA) who are working to coordinate land use and street design regulations to guide future development along the Michigan and Grand River avenues (the Avenue) toward its full potential.  The community vision for the 8.5-mile corridor from the Capitol in the City of Lansing to Dobie Road in Meridian Township calls for an environment that supports residents, businesses, cyclists, drivers, pedestrians and transit users. A Technical Committee comprised of public- and private-sector representatives from each of the communities guides the initiative.

Instructions

Please complete as many questions as you can. Once you complete each section of the survey, press submit and move on to the next section. Please utilize the maps we have provided to help you complete this survey. Thank you for your participation! 

Part 1: Individual District Questions

District 1 encompasses the area surrounding the Michigan Capitol building, and is bound approximately by the Grand River to the east, Interstate 496 to the south, Pine Street to the west, and West Saginaw Street to the north. 

Heading East along Michigan Ave, District 2 is bound approximately by the Grand River to the west, East Shiawassee Street to the north, Pennsylvania Ave to the east and East Kalamazoo Street to the south. 

District 3 is bound approximately by Shepard Street to the west, the Eastern High School playing fields to the north, Pennsylvania Ave to the west and East Kalamazoo Street to the south.

District 4 is bound approximately by Shepard Street to the west, Fernwood Ave to the north, Route 127 to the east and East Kalamazoo Street to the south.

District 5 is bound approximately by Route 127 to the east, West Grand River Ave to the north, Highland Ave to the east and the Red Cedar River to the south.

District 6 is a largely residential area nestled between East Michigan Ave to the South and West Grand River Ave to the north.

District 7 encompasses the parts of Michigan State University that are largely north of the Red Cedar River, and the businesses and residential areas on the northern side of East Michigan Ave and East Grand River Ave, between Abbot Road and Hagadorn Road. 

District 8 is bound approximately by Hagadorn Road to the west, Wardcliff Elementary School to the north, the railroad tracks to the east, and the Red Cedar River to the south. 

District 9 is bound approximately by the railroad tracks to the west, the Pine Lake Outlet the north, Hillcreto the east, and the Red Cedar River to the south. 

District 10 encompasses the area around the Meridian Mall and is bound approximately by Hillcrest Ave to the west, Central Park Drive to the east and north, and the Meijer Store to the south. 

District 11 encompasses the area directly adjacent to the intersection of Okemos Road and Hamilton Road

Part 2: General Questions

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