Albert Street

Andrew Graham has reported on the public debates about Albert Street: The Albert EL Fresco program was extended in part because of the positive feedback the City received, both anecdotally and via surveys they conducted. Since the vote to extend the street closure to mid-August, the positive feedback has, publicly, continued. Emails sent to the City Council email address show numerous people writing in to support extending, or making permanent, the closure of Albert Street between M.A.C. Avenue and Abbot Road. Draheim said closed-street “social districts are GREAT for all businesses downtown because foot traffic drives sales at retail, restaurants, and other downtown businesses much more than car access and parking! Our small businesses need the help after this pandemic. . . . We should be closing the whole street except the part that would allow people to access the parking ramps.” City Director of Planning, Building and Development Tom Fehrenbach last year after the DDA initiative closed off Albert Ave., and brought forward his concerns and issues. According to Haider, Fehrenbach told him the City would not do it again in 2021.  “We continue to weigh the pros and cons related to various strategies for spaces throughout downtown,” Fehrenbach wrote, “and are mindful and welcoming of feedback and perspectives from stakeholders and community members.”

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Albert el fresco

Shorten Operating Hours

Amyra Walker

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East lansing parking

Visitor/Free Parking

Madison Sommith

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Albert Street

Nicholas Querio

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Traffic control and restriction on Albert Street

Yilong Xie

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Recycling Bins

Kristen Kiley

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East lansing small business

Business Days

Justin Crouch

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Business Days

Justin Crouch

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Outdoor fair

Community spaces for small businesses/ outdoor stands

Julia Carroll

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Recycling Bins

Kristen Kiley

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Markets on Albert Street

Madelynn Rowland

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Alleyway Restoration

Grace Schroeder

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Art Fair

Samantha Winston-Brown

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Community Art Spaces

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Bicycle Sharing System

Madelynn Rowland

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Speaker's Corner on Albert Street

Jong Won Choi

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Public Restroom Facility

Holden Dwyer

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Additional Recycling

Jubilee Dyer

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Community Events For All

Reese Carlson

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More efficient and user-friendly bus system

Kaede Schenk

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Bus transportation on weekends

Natalia Rodriguez

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Mural Program Expansion

Amber Autrey

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Albert street local event

Local/community in-person events

Madison Sommith

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Umbrella Sharing

Grace Schroeder

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Community Art Outreach

Grace Schroeder

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International Food court

Chusnul Salsabilla

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Bike station

Shared Bike Stations

Naomi Fennema

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Accessible Ramps and Parking

Olivia Stachowicz

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Food drive

Monthly Food Drive

Naomi Fennema

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Local Community Family Friendly Events

Samantha Winston-Brown

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Bulk store

More Zero Waste Store

Chusnul Salsabilla

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Cultural Fair

Samantha Winston-Brown

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Cultural Market

Ryan Clark

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Food trucks 2

Albert Street Food Trucks(NEW)

Nicholas Anthony Querio

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Outdoor eating spaces/Food trucks

Luca Starzomski

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Annual time for closing down the streets

Caleb Blackwell

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Creative Community Space

Mackenzie Smith

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