I've seen so many buildings come and go in the Lansing area. Old buildings come down and new ones go up within a matter of time.

According to the Lansing State Journal, a developer is planning on converting the former Holmes Street School, which has sat vacant for nearly two decades, into apartments by spring 2021.

Developer Jeff Deehan anticipates construction will begin this spring and take less than a year to complete.

Deehan's company plans to rehabilitate the three story brick building, create 41 studio and one bedroom apartments and add landscaping to green space.

The latest proposal follows years of deterioration at the former elementary school in Lansing's Potter Walsh Neighborhood.

The Holmes Street School, built in 1923, has been shut down since 2000.

We've seen so many apartments being built in the last couple of years, it seems like a lot of builders are heading in the same direction. At least no one is tearing down this old Lansing building.


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