Lansing City Council and BWL Commissioners Review Substation Wall Design

In Central Substation, In the News by Annie Rzepecki

On Thursday, March 30, the Lansing City Council and BWL Board of Commissioners reviewed and celebrated the process and resulting conceptual design for the Lansing Board of Water & Light’s Central Substation project. The group was able to walk through the charette process with members of the BWL’s project team, as well as Bob Ford with Landscape Architecture & Planners, and Ken Jones with Studio Intrigue, who have spearheaded the wall design process

The BWL held three public design charettes where community members contributed ideas regarding building materials, wall height and decorative wall treatments. The final charette served as an opportunity for the BWL design team to present renderings of concepts for the exterior walls to the community.

The BWL and REO Town Commercial Association (RTCA) have agreed to an RFP process that will review proposals for public art to be placed along the Washington Ave. substation wall. The BWL will support the public art process by funding winning proposals up to $20,000 every three years. The RFP public arts review team will include representatives of the BWL, City of Lansing, RTCA and the Arts Council of Greater Lansing.

The concepts that were presented at the joint meeting, along with a summary of comments from the community, will be presented to the BWL executive team for review and final decision. The final design will be presented to the public in early summer.

CLICK HERE to view the charette summary presentation.