Lansing working to put out 'welcome' mat once again

2013-09-23T00:00:00Z 2013-09-23T00:37:04Z Lansing working to put out 'welcome' mat once againGregory Tejeda Times Correspondent
September 23, 2013 12:00 am  • 

LANSING | In recent months, welcome signs at Lansing's boundaries have disappeared.

But officials said they plan start replacing those signs with new ones meant to let people know exactly where places like Calumet City and Munster end -- and Lansing begins.

Public Works Department officials said that crews were going to start digging at two locations — on Wentworth Avenue where Calumet City ends, and on Glenwood/Lansing Road where Munster begins.

That digging will eventually allow for signposts to be installed.

There are other locations where village officials want to install “Welcome to Lansing” signs, but permission has yet to be acquired.

In two cases, the property involved is controlled by the Cook County Forest Preserve District, while there are other locations where the land is privately owned and permission must first be given before any sign can be installed.

There also is another spot on Ridge Road by the Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar restaurant, 3720 Ridge Road, where officials want to put a sign, and some asphalt will have to be torn up for the sign spot.

Village Administrator J. Wynsma said the restaurant’s owners have expressed a willingness to give up two parking spaces so that the “ideal” spot for a sign can be acquired. Wynsma would not say what, if any, concessions were being offered to the restaurant in exchange for the parking space loss.

“Over the next couple of months, all of the signs will be installed,” Wynsma said.

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