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.
The Downtown Development Authority has decided to spend $20,000 to hire a PR firm to try to help businesses downtown survive anticipated major construction from the Park District and Center City District projects. Why aren't those projects moving forward yet?
With East Lansing's City Council likely to vote on the Center City District proposal on Tuesday, the newly-released draft development agreement between the City and Harbor Bay raises significant questions.
Council has put its final stamp of approval on the Park District proposal. If the state approves the $10 million tax credit for the project next month, demolition could start in August, with the blighted buildings gone by early fall.
What kinds of protections are built in for the City of East Lansing in the the Development Agreement with DRW/Convexity, the would-be developer of the blighted Park District? We explain in advance of next Tuesday's City Council vote on the agreement.
The East Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (BRA) has approved a revised tax increment financing (TIF) plan of $56 million for the proposed Center City District redevelopment. ELi's Chris Root reports.