The Center City District proposal has obtained first-level approval for a $55 million tax incentive from East Lansing, by far the biggest Tax Increment Financing (TIF) proposal we’ve seen. Now the decision moves to City Council.
At City Council last night, members voted to make April "Science Month," enter franchise agreements with two utility companies and regulate the loudness of air conditioners. Jessy Gregg brings you the story.
For 33 years, an East Lansing City ordinance has required that any establishment serving alcohol must take in at least 50% of its revenue from food sales. At last night's discussion-only meeting, City Council agreed to revisit the rule. Jessy Gregg reports.
At Council last night, in light of national events, the mayor reminded the community of the City's civil rights policy, and various long-serving members of the community were recognized for their service.
A new $132 million Center City District redevelopment proposal is in the approval-process queue for East Lansing, putting it ahead of the Park District redevelopment proposal. For which has the mayor shown a preference? And could it mean the blight will be prolonged?
Convexity, the would-be developer for the blighted area of the Park District, has provided ELi a statement indicating dissatisfaction with the City’s handling of the proposal and negotiations. What's been going on?
Having obtained two key documents in the deal-making, ELi finds the City of East Lansing and the Park District developer appear far apart on a number of key issues in the proposal negotiations. But the parties are talking.