The City announced late this afternoon that the City and developer of the Center City District have both finally signed the Master Development Agreement. Demolition is now expected to start next week. ELi's Chris Root reports.
Today we learn that the investor set to buy up to $31 million in publicly-issued bonds on the Center City District project appears to be the father of developer Mark Bell. ELi's Alice Dreger reports the newest twists in this unusual deal.
If East Lansing voters approve a pair of tax proposals on the November 7 ballot, the resultant fall in City property taxes could have serious negative implications for various development deals. ELi's Alice Dreger explains.
Blue Owl Coffee founder Nick Berry is bringing his coffee bike to East Lansing on weekday mornings. We talked to him and City staff member Heather Pope to learn about how the new concessionaire licensing program is working.
The Park District redevelopment proposal is dead, and the plans will be scrapped, thanks to legal maneuvering by the properties' former owner. Mayor Mark Meadows tells ELi's Alice Dreger what to expect next.
East Lansing's Mayor Meadows expresses frustration over the MEDC asking City Council to redo yet more paperwork on the Park District proposal. What's holding up the State's movement on ending East Lansing's blight?
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) today answered questions from ELi about what's going on with state-level delays on review of the Park District project, a major redevelopment slated to replace the blight downtown.
A decision not to change the zoning law takes eleven months, at least four commissions, a minimum of nine public meetings, and officially makes sheds illegal for downtown businesses. Kepler Domurat-Sousa reports.