I know the Lansing area quite well because I was born and raised right here in the Capitol City. All you have to do is look around and you'll be able to see several changes being made in the Lansing area.

According to WILX, people recently gathered to work toward revitalizing a rough area in south Lansing, and they're using the holiday spirit to do so.

The intersection of Pleasant Grove and Holmes has been the scene to a number of crimes over the years.

Last year, the Lansing Police Department increased patrols in the area following quality of life complaints and gun violence.

The area is now known as Town Square. Thursday night the South West Action Group hosted the first Holidays in the Square, to bring out neighbors for a night of caroling and community bonding.

Construction on the new Town Square will begin this coming spring. It will feature a park and public art display.

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