WHAT IMPACT WILL THE DEVELOPMENT HAVE ON MY PROPERTY IN THE RED CEDAR NEIGHBORHOOD?

We believe that MSU, the City of East Lansing, and the Red Cedar Neighborhood all will ultimately benefit from the redevelopment. MSU will be making numerous site enhancements meant to benefit the surrounding community, some of which will include the direct participation of neighbors in the decision-making process. Examples include:

  • Allowing neighborhood residents to select, from among our architect’s suggestions, the color of the family housing buildings.
  • Increasing the landscaping along our property line to provide a visual screen between the project and the homes on Marigold Avenue.
  • Providing upgraded landscaping along the property line of the center family housing building, which is closest to the homes on Marigold Avenue.
  • Maintaining as many of the healthy, mature trees that are currently on the site as possible.
  • Planting fast-growing evergreen trees that will provide color in the winter and visual density over time.
  • Replacing the fencing material on the rear property lines of the homes that directly face the parking lot to be used for event parking with one of three options to be selected by residents.