Two empty storefronts in downtown Lansing could be filled with new stores and apartments as early as next spring.

The developers who organized renovation of the Knapp's department store at the corner of Washington Square and Washtenaw Street want to bring ground floor retail and eight upstairs apartments to a building directly across the street.

The storefronts across Washtenaw from the new Knapp's Centre, most recently were home to a Hallmark Gold Crown gift store and Capital City Books and Magazines.

Developers said the project could be finished in January, but most likely would be finished in the spring.   Here's more from the Lansing State Journal.