- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Lansing voters will decide on the Nov. 4 ballot whether to support selling a former community center and city-owned park.

The Lansing State Journal reports (https://on.lsj.com/1ETRC9M ) the ballot proposal could allow the city to sell the Miller Road Community Center on Lansing’s south side and Grand Woods Park in Delta Township. The vote would allow negotiations with prospective buyers but wouldn’t force sales.

Peppermint Creek Theatre Co. is currently leasing the community center and Delta Township operates the park under a lease extension ending in February 2016.

Mayor Virg Bernero says the financial crisis motivated his administration to start reducing its property holdings. He says the city is methodically turning unused property into something valuable.

This year’s ballot question follows successful property sale proposals including for the closed Red Cedar and Waverly golf courses.

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Information from: Lansing State Journal, https://www.lansingstatejournal.com


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