land & building development/rehabilitation

Paved Lot for Food Trucks

Submitted by Quin Stinchfield, Gillespie Group

Our idea is…

“600 East Michigan is a vacant lot, approx. 1/2 acre conveniently located in the heart of downtown Lansing. The site has excellent visibility with high-volume traffic counts, four blocks from Sparrow Hospital, the State Capitol and is on a main bus line.

Our vision for the site, although temporary, is to demo and re-pave the lot allowing food trucks to congregate and promote local food options in the urban core of Lansing. This also allows small businesses to promote and supply local markets with their products. Food trucks serve a valuable purpose for residents and top employers within walking distance, in densely populated districts.


Our idea contributes to a vibrant community by…

“This corner is currently a blighted area in an otherwise attractive and active area of downtown Lansing. While we work to develop a permanent project on this site, allowing funds for demolition, repaving and electric work will allow food trucks to gather in one central location bringing energy, increased activity and life to an otherwise ‘dead’ corner.

Showcasing different local vendors for those residents and professionals looking for a ‘quick bite’ will energize and activate the street frontage along the Michigan Avenue Corridor. Many vendors have expressed interest in this idea: El Oasis, Good Truckin’ Food, Fire and Rice, Good Bites, Pie Hole and Daddy’s Little Grill to name a few.”

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2 thoughts on “Paved Lot for Food Trucks”

  1. This is a great idea. In Traverse City, I had my wedding rehearsal dinner at The Little Fleet, which was a good truck lot that also had a permanent building with bathrooms, a bar, and indoor and outdoor tables. I and all my guests really enjoyed the atmosphere and finding great, affordable meals from food trucks all in onr place. I would love to see something like this in Lansing.


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