Joyce Van Osteen-Comfort Station
MHPN Purchases and Plans to Restore the Joyce Van Osteen-Comfort Station
The Thelma Joyce Osteen Comfort Station, built in 1914-1915 is a long-vacant historic commercial building in Lansing, Michigan. The Comfort Station is an unusual building originally affiliated with an interurban rail system. MHPN is planning to rehabilitate the building for their own headquarters.
The Comfort Station is an unusual building originally affiliated with an interurban rail system and most recently used as a community gathering place. MHPN has decided to purchase and rehabilitate this unique vacant building for use as its own headquarters and tenant space. This will build MHPN’s capacity for future rehabilitation projects.
Short term, this project will result in the successful redevelopment of a long-vacant historic building in the Old Town Main Street neighborhood in Lansing, Michigan; a new headquarters for MHPN. Long-term, we expect that a revolving fund initiative will lead MHPN to preventing unnecessary losses of important historic resources throughout the state, revitalization of properties, and increased effectiveness.
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