Downtown Development Authority

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.

Convexity Plan Now Includes The Graduate Hotel, Screened Parking

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Convexity’s new designs for the blighted corner include The Graduate hotel, market-rate apartments, and two floors of on-site parking that would be invisible to passers-by. What did Planning Commission and others think of it upon review last night?

Convexity Makes New Park District Proposal

Monday, March 20, 2017

With DRW/Convexity's Park District project set to go back to Planning Commission this week, we have details on the revised proposal for redevelopment of the blighted area.

Reader Guide to the Center City District Proposal

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Want to know what's being proposed for the Center City District project? Which businesses might stay, go, and come? How tall it will be and what it will offer? How you can weigh in? ELi has you covered.

Two Big Redevelopment Proposals, Treated Differently

Thursday, February 23, 2017

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?

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