Lansing Tower has been bought out and is being renovated. The pool has been restored and is open for tenants and their guest. There is a new cafe style room with complimentary wifi and coffee with a tv. The second floor has a full time study lounge with a fire place, new furniture, full size kitchen, and wifi. The best place to host a party. The second floor also offers a complete gym with a magnificent view! The building currently works with a dry clean to have your clothes picked up and dropped off but of course you pay for it. The laundry room is being renovated and so is the parking lot. Yes the old Lansing Tower was garbage but the new one is great! I've met both managers and they are professional. Mr. Brian, the property manager, is down to earth and will get the job done.
I moved in my apartment winter 2011, and it was perfect for me. I feel safe walking in at night alone no matter the time and that was a big selling point because it is difficult to find that in the city. If anything breaks down a simple call to the office has resulted in the issue being fixed the same day. Staff is great and will even open the door if your hands are full if they know you as a resident. The management and ownership has recently changed and along with that has come changes. The hallways are being renovated and although I would have preferred a color - they are updated. They have added a coffee center, gym, and warmed up the drab community area. I love my apartment, I never hear my neighbors, if my upstairs neighbor stomps or drops something heavy I may hear a thud otherwise not much noise. As an overall I honestly love my apartment, no apartments have the perfect management and improvements can be made, but I wouldn't move to any other apartments in the city. I would recommend the apartments to others seeking a great place downtown.
I thought this place couldn't get any worse, but the new management, Princeton Enterprises, takes the cake!! I wish there would be a negative stars option, because that's what they deserve! I've lived here for over 2 years and it's gotten progressively worse. Yet, they continued to charge the same for less. When Princeton Enterprises took over I was so excited for some positive changes. It didn't take long to find out that this is yet just another large corporation that over promises and under delivers. So what can I say about Lansing Towers: plumbing sucks, the upkeep is slim to non-existent, the garage is falling apart, nobody seems to care that the storage units have been taken over by mice/rats. Btw, when I complained about the mice making a cozy nice little nest in my storage unit, destroying my winter clothes and school books and pooping everywhere, I was blamed for not having renter's insurance! That was the only solution along with the suggestion of locking up my belonging in mice proof containers ... The list goes on and on... and yet Princeton Enterprises decided to raise my rent and if I decide to go month to month, they'll raise it some more! So as much as I hate moving, since I have a ton of things, between the horrible management, the shootings taking place in the neighborhood behind the building and the car break-ins, I made the decision that it's time to go! Please, do yourself a favor and keep on looking!!!