MPNO meeting on Wed., March 8

Come to the next MPNO monthly meeting on Wed., March 8 to talk about spring/summer events and we’ll be accepting nominations for new officers! We’ll be at the St. Casimir Church, Room 107 starting at 6:30pm. Download the agenda here (pdf). Stop in! You can also sign up for newsletters and updates over in the right column to get more information on meetings and events.

2017 Neighborhood Schedule of Events

  • March 8: Regular Meeting, 6:30-8pm (2017/18 board nominations accepted)
  • Early April: Spring Newsletter and Welcome Bag Distribution
  • April 8: Easter Egg Hunt, (rain date April 9)
  • May 13: Spring Planting and Park Clean-Up
  • June 14: Regular Meeting, 6:30- 8pm (voting for 2017/18 board members)
  • 3rd Saturday June – Sept.: Driveway Movie Nights
  • Late Summer (August/Sept): 2nd Annual PorchFest
  • September 13: Regular Meeting, 6:30- 8pm
  • October 14: Fall Park Clean-Up

BWL to Hold Community Design Charette for Central Substation

The Lansing Board of Water & Light is holding a design charette to hear community input on the exterior appearance of the Central Substation to be constructed at the southwest corner of W. Malcolm X St. and S. Washington Ave. It is at the REO Depot, 1201 S. Washington Ave. in Lansing this Wednesday, December 7 at 6pm.

Bob Ford with Landscape Architecture & Planners, and Ken Jones with Studio Intrigue, will moderate the meeting.

This is the first design charette to discuss designs since the project was approved by the Lansing City Council on September 26. The next design charette will be held the week of January 9, with a third meeting scheduled the week of January 23 if necessary. The outcome of these community meetings will help the designers determine how best to reflect the community’s input.

December 5 Meeting & Update

We will be having a special meeting this coming Monday, Dec. 5th from 6:30- 8pm to discuss 2017 priorities based on the survey conducted earlier this year, decide what events we’d like to hold and determine whether or not to apply for the two grants that are available to neighborhood groups from the city this year. The meeting will be at St. Casimir in room 107. See you there!

Oct. 6 Meeting & Update from the President

Thank you to everyone who helped with PorchFest or came out to listen to the music! The musicians were great, the weather cooperated and it was a good event overall. We had so much fun that we’re going to do it again next year! We took notes on ways to improve and are going to get started planning much earlier. Look for the first planning committee meeting to take place in March!

If you haven’t been on the city’s website lately, you may want to check it out- It’s been redesigned and is much easier to navigate. They have launched a new mobile app, Lansing Connect which is a mobile and online service request system. With this new system, it is very easy to take a picture of an issue such as park graffiti or a code violation, mark it on a map and send a request. This will replace the SeeClickFix app so go ahead and download the new app if you haven’t already!

We will be meeting next Thursday, Oct. 6th from 7-8pm at St. Casimir to review the park assessment that we conducted last year and identify priorities as a group before attending the parks board meeting on Oct.12th. We plan to present our suggestions for Moores Park based on current uses and the assessment findings.

The MPNO officers are working to wrap up the two grants that we received this year and starting to look at options for next year’s grants. You’ll notice a brick entrance sign going up soon in the 200 block of Barnes which, was one of the grant funded projects for 2016. We’ll be asking for help with landscaping around it so that the sign really stands out!

President, MPNO