Development and Planning

Council Approves The Hub in 5-0 Vote

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

City Council has unanimously approved "The Hub," a controversial 10-story project near MSU's campus designed to house 585 student residents and very few of their cars. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

First of Two Marijuana Zoning Ordinances Passes in 4-1 Vote

Friday, December 8, 2017

After passionate arguments for and against from members of the public, East Lansing's City Council passed an ordinance specifying where medical marijuana may be grown, processed, transported and tested within the City. Jessy Gregg has the story.

Amended Center City Deal Passes Last Hurdles

Friday, December 8, 2017

With approvals obtained yesterday from two East Lansing governmental bodies, financing for the Center City District project is expected to be finally settled next week. Construction will start after that. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

Council Amends Agreement with Center City Developer

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

This week, City Council approved a new performance-guarantee agreement with the Center City District developer. Today, that agreement amendment will be considered by the two other bodies that must approve it.

As Lotsa Pizza Shutters, Council to Revisit Center City Project Deal

Friday, December 1, 2017

ELi has learned that City Council is going to revisit the question of financial guarantees to the City for the $132 million Center City District project. Meanwhile, Lotsa Pizza is closing, saying it is due to lack of parking caused by the project's construction.

Planning Commission Formally Fails to Recommend The Hub

Friday, November 17, 2017

The proposed ten-story-tall, student-focused “The Hub” formally failed to get a positive recommendation from East Lansing’s Planning Commission Wednesday night. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

Demolition for Center City District Now Expected Next Week

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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.

Zoning for Marijuana-Related Businesses Remains Controversial

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Planning Commission heard from citizens with sharply differing opinions on zoning for medical marijuana growing, processing, testing, transport and sales at last Wednesday's meeting.  What will the Commission recommend to City Council? Ann Nichols reports.

Big Student Housing Developer Proposes 10-Story Complex

Friday, October 27, 2017

A big new redevelopment proposal calls for no tax-increment financing, but the height of the buildings and the low number of parking spots is causing some controversy. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

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