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For sale soon? A former Lansing golf course may soon be on the real estate market

Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio

A former city-owned golf course will soon be for sale in Lansing.

Lansing closed the Waverly golf course in 2007.    Since then the grass has grown high on the fairways and putting greens.

Last year, Lansing voters gave their OK to sell the 120 acres.   Last night, the city council gave its approval to put the land on the market.

Randy Hannan is with the mayor’s office.  He says they’re optimistic the land will draw interest from developers since the real estate market is starting to rebound.

“We’re seeing, at least on the residential side, some properties selling at close to their pre-real estate crash prices,” says Hannan.

However, Hannan says Lansing city officials are not in a hurry to sell the property.

“But if the right offer comes along. And the right reuse of the property comes along. We’ll have to take a look at that,” says Hannan.  

The mayor and city council would like to use the money from the sale to support Lansing’s parks system.

But the city projects a nine million dollar budget shortfall next year.

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Radio since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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