SSDS (Same Stuff, Different State) – Here’s the link regarding splitting and relocating Approach Controls in Michigan- http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20100213/NEWS03/2130315
Money quotes include:
The Federal Aviation Administration is considering consolidating TRACON, or Terminal Radar Approach Control, facilities in Lansing, Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Kalamazoo into the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport by 2013, said FAA spokesman Tony Molinaro.
“The FAA is merging radar control operations throughout the country to save money as aging facilities need replacement.”
In case you’re visiting for the first time, let me say that this is just the initial step. After they split and relocate the Tracon, they’re going to contract out the tower, and then they’re going to implement an offsite virtual tower. Details are available in the essays listed on the right margin under In Sequence.