Old Town offers unique experiences through special events, incredible people, eclectic shops and a rich history.
The Old Town Commercial Association (OTCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of Lansing’s Old Town through socioeconomic development, promoting Old Town and its businesses, historic preservation, business recruitment, community outreach, and educating the public through our exciting walking tours. Rich and vibrant streetscapes provide a gateway to our livable, walkable and family-friendly community. Residents of Old Town and surrounding neighborhoods are invested and engaged in the success of the Old Town community.
“Shop Small”, “Shop Local”, “Made in America”, “Made in Michigan” -- these are just a few of the buzzwords that you hear this time of year. But have you ever stopped to think about what these phrases really mean to our community and our local economy? We hear every day about a major company building [...]
The Friends of Turner-Dodge House and Lansing Parks and Recreation are hosting the 6th Annual Festival of Trees. More than 50 decorated trees by various businesses, organizations and individuals adorn all three floors of the historic mansion. The Festival of Trees opens to the public on Saturday Dec. 2 and runs through Monday Jan. 1. Hours [...]
It's time to deck yourself in holiday running gear again as the Old Town Commercial Association hosts the 11th annual Scrooge Scramble 5K Run/Walk on Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. The course starts in Old Town and takes you along the Lansing River Trail, where you may see a few of your favorite holiday characters [...]
Barb Hranilovich has been a staple in Old Town for as many years as we can remember. From designing the illustrations on our Oktoberfest posters and many events, to serving on the Scrapfest committee, to making baubles to sell, to endless weeding in the Busby garden and public flower beds, and setting up festivals to [...]
After many months of public hearings, hundreds of letters, polls, comments and hours of discussion with Lansing City Council members, the council unanimously voted to rename Grand River Avenue to Cesar Chavez Avenue from the fork at Oakland Avenue to Pine St. In 1925, Grand River Avenue changed names from Franklin Avenue to be a part [...]
The Old Town Commercial Association relies on its Old Townies and Old Townies at heart to sustain itself as a 501 (c)3 non-profit.Tweets by OldTownLansing