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The Mission of the Old Town Commercial Association is to maintain a vibrant business community in Lansing’s historic Old Town district by providing services and opportunities that foster economic growth and community engagement.

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Upcoming events

    • Fri, February 17, 2023
    • 1:00 PM
    • Sat, February 18, 2023
    • 5:00 PM
    • Old Town Lansing
    • 51

    For the ninth year, we are hosting the Old Town Chocolate Walk! 
    This year the Chocolate Walk will take place over two days - Friday, February 17 from 1 - 6 p.m. and Saturday, February 18 from noon to 5 p.m. Ticket sales will be limited to 100 tickets per day. If you purchase a ticket for Friday, you must attend on Friday only and the same for Saturday 
    Each ticket for this event will receive a box to fill with chocolate, a punch card and a map of participating businesses.

    Old Town Chocolate Walk is a fundraiser for the Old Town Commercial Association (OTCA), a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the continued revitalization of Lansing's Old Town.

    Payment is required at the time of registration. Refunds will not be available for this event. 

    The day of the event, purchased boxes can be picked up at the OTCA office, 1232 Turner St.

What we do for Old town Lansing

Economic Vitality

ECONOMIC VITALITY focuses on capital, incentives, and other economic and financial tools to assist new and existing businesses, catalyze property development, and create a supportive environment for entrepreneurs and innovators that drive local economies.



DESIGN supports a community’s transformation by enhancing the physical and visual assets that set the commercial district apart.



PROMOTION positions the downtown or commercial district as the center of the community and hub of economic activity, while creating a positive image that showcases a community’s unique characteristics.



ORGANIZATION involves creating a strong foundation for a sustainable revitalization effort, including cultivating partnerships, community involvement, and resources for the district.


About us

The Old Town Commercial Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of Lansing’s Old Town through socioeconomic development, historic preservation, business recruitment and community outreach. Rich and vibrant streetscapes provide a gateway to our livable, walkable and family-friendly community.  Residents of Old Town and surrounding neighborhoods are invested and engaged in the success of the Old Town community.

Become a member

Become an Old Town Donor and help us keep Old Town a vibrant arts and entertainment district.

Your donations will go to the Old Town Commercial Association, a 501c3 nonprofit that focuses on making Old Town a destination. We do that with festivals and events, as well as aesthetic designs, such as hanging flower baskets, holiday decorations and even trash pickup around Old Town.

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