Ingham County OKs clean-up funds for Douglas J project

OKEMOS — Ingham County has approved funds to demolish three buildings and clean up contaminated soil in downtown Okemos to make way for Douglas J’s $10 million plan to build a new salon, office space and apartments.

The county board of commissioners approved a plan provide up to $328,000 through the county’s redevelopment authority to demolish the former Traveler’s Club, Triple Goddess Book Store and White Bros. A date for demolition is not finalized.

Douglas J plans to build a three-story, 25,000-square-foot spa and salon building on the northwest corner of Okemos and Hamilton roads and a smaller three-story building with a mix of shops and retail on Hamilton Road.

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