In 2013 the Town of Lansing issued a RFP (Request For Proposals) to developers interested in building on 156 acres of town-owned land that borders Route 34, across the street from the Town Hall and ball fields. Four proposals were submitted, and three of them were deemed to fit together to fit a concept of what the Town had developed as a potential future town center. The developers were willing to build the infrastructure, including a package plant to handle sewage, roads, water mains, lighting, and so on. Then, for some reason, the fairly detailed concept plans one of which included a purchase proposal, faded away. Nothing happened for years until this January when the Town issued a new, 24 page RFP.
"A lot of times 'RFP' would stand for 'Request For proposals'," says Lansing Supervisor Ed LaVigne. "This time it's more or a 'Request For Purchase'."