On Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2:00 p.m., The Downtown Neighborhood Association will host The Doggie Sweater Walk. Owners can wear those big, overdone holiday sweaters, and bring their dogs for a photo with Santa Claus. Prizes are available. Contact Gretchen Cochran for more information.
Join Us Saturday, Nov. 9, 11:00 a.m. at Zero Day, 835 W. Genesee Street to plant hundreds of bulbs along the corridor.
Brought to you by the Butler Corridor Coalition. For information, contact MC Rothhorn.
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Friends and neighbors!
The next step in the Butler Corridor process will take place at 5:30pm this Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 301 North Butler Boulevard, the location of the Lansing Association of Women’s Clubs.
The first few steps began last summer 2012, when BCFI had to leave the Genesee School and the neighborhood learned that Michigan Association of Broadcasters had bought the property at the intersection of Ottawa, Butler, Ionia, and Sycamore.
Now the school is being renovated by Zero Day, and there are reasons to celebrate!
An event flyer is attached. The most basic information is above, but we need an RSVP, PLEASE! We only have space for 30 and you are receiving this because you came to one of the first 2 forums…and we are ready to start doing more!
We will have a simple soup, salad and dessert for dinner, so please plan to eat!
Below is a little more of the information from the flyer:
Seating is limited to the first 30. RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Media, volunteers and contributors: email@example.com
Childcare at Kindra’s Precious Daycare, 824 W. Shiawassee, Lansing, MI
One Block South of the Former BCFI building. One Block North of the Meeting Location.
Forty neighbors, business owners and community members gathered together on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Lansing’s First Presbyterian Church to take the future of our neighborhood into our hands. We were many ages, many income levels and many colors, united in our desire to take the best of the historic North Butler Boulevard Corridor and push it into the next century.
Today we are delighted to release a copy of the Final Report on our May 2013 Neighborhood Forum. Download a copy to review our findings.
In July 2013, the BCC organized an ice cream social on the yet-to-be-developed property owned by MAB at the corner of Ionia and Butler. The purpose: to remind community members of the ending of the comment period for the draft form of this report.
In September 2013, the BCC plans a second Neighborhood Forum at the Zero Day property in the former Genesee Street Elementary School. Join us to plan our next steps, and to build community.
You’re invited to join the Butler Corridor Coalition this Thursday, July 18th for our first-ever Cones on the Corridor event. Join us from 5:00 to 7:00pm at the corner of Ionia and Butler Streets for ice cream and good neighborly cheer!
The weather forecast says the temperature may be above 90 degrees. When it is that warm out, what’s better than ice cream?
Special thanks to the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) for allowing us to use the future site of the Great Lakes Media Center for this special gathering! Bring a spoon and a coffee mug (or a bowl), and we’ll provide the delicious ice cream! For more information, contact Gretchen Cochran at 517-281-5919.
The Butler Corridor Coalition thanks everyone that attended the Coalition’s first Neighborhood Forum in May. We were delighted that over 40 neighbors, business owners, city council candidates, elected officials, and other citizens attended to share ideas and input.
Today we published a draft report of the history that brought us together, and the conversation that took place at the BCC Neighborhood Forum. We invite feedback and input on the content of this report. To add any other ideas you have about the proposed development projects, or the neighborhood, please visit our report comment form.
We intend to accept comments, questions, and other feedback for 30 days. On July 18, 2013, we will collect all the feedback we’ve received, and publish a final report. The report will be distributed to neighbors, elected officials, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, Zero Day, the City of Lansing, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership, and other relevant entities. We hope the findings will positively shape proposed development projects, and the overall direction of our neighborhood.
If you have interest in joining the work group for this effort, contact us by email. If you want more information regarding our activities, continue to visit this website for resources and updates.
We have progress to report! Tim Hunnicutt of Zero Day let us know that a shared use agreement for the playground is being worked out between the City of Lansing and Zero Day. Special thanks to Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, and 4th Ward City Councilwoman Jessica Yorko their work to make this happen. Tim Hunnicutt had the following to say in an email to our Butler Corridor Coalition Operations Team:
“I am certain everyone is as excited as I am about this relationship with the city, and the opportunity for such a great neighborhood asset to remain.”
A shared use (or joint use) agreement is a formal agreement between two separate entities – often a school and a city or county – setting forth the terms and conditions for shared use of property or facilities. Successful agreements require a lot of thought, effort, and cooperation. We are hopeful we can soon report a successful agreement. In the meantime, kudos to Zero Day and the City for trying!
Thanks to all those that attended Saturday’s Neighborhood Forum! We were delighted that over 40 neighbors, business owners, and city council candidates, elected officials, and other citizens attended to share ideas and input. WILX ran a great piece on the event; click here to view it.
Special thanks to Karole White from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, and the folks from Zero Day for attending, sharing information, and listening. We are grateful to have both organizations as partners in this endeavor.
Stay tuned here at our website for ways to continue your involvement in the Butler Corridor Coalition!
The Butler Corridor Coalition Invites You to Attend a Neighborhood Forum!
Join us to discuss the preservation and enhancement of the Butler Street corridor and its surroundings. Two recent developments could dramatically impact our neighborhood and the quality of life for residents and business owners. Come join the conversation.
Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, 510 W. Ottawa, Lansing MI 48933 Reception Room, Lower Level
Accessible via CATA routes 1, 3, 8, 9, 11 and 13. Handicap accessible. Lunch will be provided. Registration and light snacks begin at 9:30 a.m. Call to arrange free child care.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call MC Rothhorn, 517-203-8937;
email firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit our Facebook event page.
Sponsored by: Michigan Association of Broadcasters and Zero Day, a program of MiPlacemakers, Inc.