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Lansing park land moves closer to getting a 'For Sale' sign

Snow rests on the closed Waverly Golf Course on Lansing's west side
(photo by Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio)
Snow rests on the closed Waverly Golf Course on Lansing's west side

The Waverly golf course in Lansing could be a developer’s dream.    

City council president Brian Jeffries calls the 120 acre parcel of parkland ‘prime development property.’     

Still, the city council has been waffling on whether to ask voters for permission to sell the property. 

But now…it appears likely the council will put the issue on the August ballot when it meets on Monday.   

The sale could mean much needed revenue for the city, which is facing a multi-million dollar budget deficit next year. 

And the Waverly golf course might not be the only Lansing parkland with ‘For Sale’ signs.   Jeffries says the city is reviewing its park system.  

“A part of that review will be a recommendation, that as surplus assets," says Jeffries,  "there will be a recommendation to possibly sell parts of those parks.”  

Jeffries expects the review to be complete in the next few months.

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Public 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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