Quakers Break Ground on 4,200 Sq Ft Old Town Meeting House

After waiting patiently for 60 years to have a meeting place of their own, Capital region Quakers finally have found what they were looking for.

The Red Cedar Friends recently broke ground on what will be a 4,200 square foot meeting house in Old Town Lansing. The new facility, which should be finished by March, is located at 1400 Turner Street.

The 25 to 30 Red Cedar Friends members will divide the one story building into two connected sections. One section will act as a day care, so the parents can quietly worship in the other side of the building.

The building will achieve a minimum LEED standard, says Susan Waltz with the Red Cedar Friends Building Committee. Walz says they hope to also open the building up to the community.

“I think Old Town really is leading the way, and I hope Old Town serves as a catalyst for other development in Lansing,” says Aaron Matthews, president of the board for Old Town Commercial Association about the fact that Old Town can boast two LEED-certified buildings.

Source: Susan Waltz, Red Cedar Friends

Ivy Hughes, development news editor, can be reached here.

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