Minor league baseball team plans for apartments in the outfield

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LANSING, Mich. - Nearing its 20th year in Mid-Michigan, Cooley Law School Stadium, home of the single-A Lansing Lugnuts, will receive a comprehensive $11 million dollar renovation to upgrade and modernize the ballpark. The stadium renovations are part of a larger project to incorporate a private mixed-use development into the ballpark outfield. The innovative project is the result of a year-long collaborative effort between the Lugnuts, the City of Lansing, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), the Lansing Entertainment & Public Facilities Authority (LEPFA), and the Gillespie Group.

The Outfield, a privately funded residential and commercial development, will cost in excess of $11 million. In addition, a state-of-the-art HD video board will be paid for by the Lugnuts.
— Lansing Lugnuts

<span>The Outfield project will feature approximately 80 residential units as well as a year-round restaurant. </span>
The Outfield project will feature approximately 80 residential units as well as a year-round restaurant.
The Outfield project will feature approximately 80 residential units as well as a year-round restaurant.
A view of the suite lobby is shown.
A view of the suite lobby is shown.
A view of the suite lobby is shown.
The Bullpen Bar will be located on the concourse. Fans can enjoy the game while sipping on a cold beer.
The Bullpen Bar will be located on the concourse. Fans can enjoy the game while sipping on a cold beer.
The Bullpen Bar will be located on the concourse. Fans can enjoy the game while sipping on a cold beer.
The development's name, The Outfield, was chosen as it will be constructed directly over the existing outfield wall and ultimately offers residents the opportunity to have front row seats to the action. The development was initially envisioned by LEAP as a mutually beneficial plan for both the Lugnuts and the City of Lansing, with taxes generated by the new private development helping to fund the stadium renovations.
The development's name, The Outfield, was chosen as it will be constructed directly over the existing outfield wall and ultimately offers residents the opportunity to have front row seats to the action. The development was initially envisioned by LEAP as a mutually beneficial plan for both the Lugnuts and the City of Lansing, with taxes generated by the new private development helping to fund the stadium renovations.
The development's name, The Outfield, was chosen as it will be constructed directly over the existing outfield wall and ultimately offers residents the opportunity to have front row seats to the action. The development was initially envisioned by LEAP as a mutually beneficial plan for both the Lugnuts and the City of Lansing, with taxes generated by the new private development helping to fund the stadium renovations.
The Lugnuts are working with the City of Lansing to secure City Council approval by May 1st with the renovations currently slated to be completed over the next two offseasons. Upon approval, the project will move forward with further plans produced alongside lead architecture firm Jones Petrie Rafinski.
The Lugnuts are working with the City of Lansing to secure City Council approval by May 1st with the renovations currently slated to be completed over the next two offseasons. Upon approval, the project will move forward with further plans produced alongside lead architecture firm Jones Petrie Rafinski.
The Lugnuts are working with the City of Lansing to secure City Council approval by May 1st with the renovations currently slated to be completed over the next two offseasons. Upon approval, the project will move forward with further plans produced alongside lead architecture firm Jones Petrie Rafinski.
&nbsp;The resulting renovations will include key updates to the facility as well as several new ballpark amenities that continue to foster the family friendly entertainment environment the Lugnuts have created since their inception. Upgrades will include the HD video board, 360&deg; walk-around concourse, re-imagined and enhanced picnic venues.
The resulting renovations will include key updates to the facility as well as several new ballpark amenities that continue to foster the family friendly entertainment environment the Lugnuts have created since their inception. Upgrades will include the HD video board, 360° walk-around concourse, re-imagined and enhanced picnic venues.
 The resulting renovations will include key updates to the facility as well as several new ballpark amenities that continue to foster the family friendly entertainment environment the Lugnuts have created since their inception. Upgrades will include the HD video board, 360° walk-around concourse, re-imagined and enhanced picnic venues.
&nbsp;The park will also have a new playing surface, renovated annual suites, and the installation of energy-efficient lighting.
The park will also have a new playing surface, renovated annual suites, and the installation of energy-efficient lighting.
 The park will also have a new playing surface, renovated annual suites, and the installation of energy-efficient lighting.
Both team clubhouses will be given a new look and upgraded to better suit the players.
Both team clubhouses will be given a new look and upgraded to better suit the players.
Both team clubhouses will be given a new look and upgraded to better suit the players.
The annual suites will also be renovated. This will also allow the stadium to be used throughout the year as a multi-purpose facility.
The annual suites will also be renovated. This will also allow the stadium to be used throughout the year as a multi-purpose facility.
The annual suites will also be renovated. This will also allow the stadium to be used throughout the year as a multi-purpose facility.
A view of the suite lobby is shown.
A view of the suite lobby is shown.
A view of the suite lobby is shown.

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