According to the Lansing State Journal, work on a small-format Meijer grocery store planned for downtown Lansing could start as soon as March.

In late August, Gillespie Group announced plans for a grocery store and a hotel on the 600 block of East Michigan Avenue, part of a larger mixed-use development slated to open by the end of 2020.

Monday night, the $41 million development got one step closer to breaking ground when the Lansing City Council unanimously approved a $10.4 million, 30-year brownfield plan for the project.

Brownfield plans allow developers to collect a percentage of property taxes generated from a project over a set time period to help cover the cost of environmental remediation and public infrastructure improvements.

The project sits on 4.15 acres on the southeast corner of Michigan Avenue and Larch Street.  It will include 36 one and two bedroom apartments.  Please click on the above link for more information.