Final week to provide input: Lansing Main Street Vision Plan community survey and interactive mapping tools will remain open through the end of October

The City of Lansing has partnered with Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission (UERPC) to create a community vision for the future of Main Street. The overall goal of the planning and visioning process is to identify needs, desires and concerns that residents, business owners and visitors have for the Main Street/Highway 9 corridor through Lansing. The end product will be a community-derived vision that considers things like traffic safety, environmental impacts, historic preservation, lighting, streetscape amenities, and more.

The project kicked off at the beginning of this year and has included two Lansing City Council work sessions, a focus group with Main Street business owners, an in-person community input meeting, and options for providing feedback online. There are still opportunities for community members to participate in the planning process.

All those who live in or visit Lansing are invited to take a brief online community survey to give general feedback about Lansing’s Main Street and to share ideas for how to make it better. Visit, or scan the QR code labeled “Brief Survey” accompanying this article.

There is also a fun and interactive way for community members to provide feedback through an online/mobile mapping tool. The tool allows users to utilize a smart phone, tablet or computer to identify and describe specific points on the map, and to provide feedback about the selected location - whether positive or negative.

Users are able to add and describe as many points as they like. The tool even allows users to include photos of the locations they identify, which could be featured in the final plan document. The interactive mapping tool can be accessed at, or by scanning the QR code labeled “Map Tool” accompanying this article.

The online community survey and interactive mapping tool will be open and available through the end of October. Anyone who would like more information about the planning effort or who would like to request a paper copy of the survey can contact Aaron Detter at or 563-419-6126.