City Council

Park District Deal Reached Between City and Developers

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

City Council and DRW/Convexity have reached a deal on the Park District redevelopment proposal. We bring you the details, including on the $19.6 million tax deal, and explain why the redevelopment isn't a sure thing just yet.

Council Approves Trowbridge Hotel with $1M Tax Deal

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A new extended-stay hotel, restaurant, and drive-through coffee shop will be built along Trowbridge Road, near Route 127, under a plan approved by City Council and supported by a $1 million tax plan.

Center City District Public Hearing Postponed; Target Store Announced

Friday, April 14, 2017

City Council has postponed its hearing on the Center City District proposal. Target has announced it wants to be the major retailer in the new space. Development professionals are alternately praising and criticizing the way the proposal is playing out. What's the story?

Park District Plan Goes to Council, Ahead of Center City Proposal

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Planning Commission has voted to unanimously recommend the Park District site plan to City Council. The Commission has also voted to spend some more time considering the Center City District proposal, changing the order in which Council will consider these two big redevelopment schemes.

Major Changes Proposed in Convexity’s Revised Plans

Monday, April 10, 2017

Convexity's new proposal for the blighted area goes to Planning Commission this Wednesday. We bring you a complete explanation of what's now being proposed and tell you how you can weigh in.

East Lansing Has No Parks Named after Women

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Through a Freedom of Information Act request, ELi has confirmed that every named park in the City of East Lansing is named after a boy or man, including the two named this year.

Ask ELi: Is the BWL Franchise Fee a Tax?

Monday, March 27, 2017

A reader asks if the new BWL franchise fee, which will raise East Lansing residents' BWL electric bills by five percent, amounts to taxation without representation. Here's the answer.

EL City Council Willing to Revisit 50/50 Ordinance

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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.

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