Development and Planning

The Blighted Corner Redevelopment: An ELi Reader Guide

Monday, January 9, 2017

With East Lansing's City Council set tomorrow night to possibly make some big decisions about the redevelopment proposal for the blighted area downtown, ELi's Alice Dreger explains the basics and the complications.

More Accessible Residential Options Now Required in East Lansing

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

A new EL housing construction ordinance, based on input from the City's Senior Commission, requires developers of new large projects in certain parts of the city to construct more accessible housing units, requiring such generally-convenient features as wider doorways, lever door handles, and rocker light switches.

Costco to Fill Wetlands if Permit Obtained

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The public hearing required before the DEQ can give Costco permission to fill two acres of wetlands in East Lansing will happen tomorrow evening. We explain.

Costco Asks for $1.8 Million Tax Giveback

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Costco has officially requested a property tax break worth up to $1.8 million related to the store it is looking to build in East Lansing—a request two City Council members suggest is absurd.

As Costco Plan Moves Forward, Details Emerge

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

With a development proposal from Costco moving forward, details are emerging with regard to plans for truck delivery restrictions, wetland filling and wetland preservation, pedestrian and bicycle management, and more.

Council Condemns House, Allows Pumpkin Parking

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

What did City Council do this week? Condemned a house, followed a wish to have free parking during the Great Pumpkin Walk, set a tax exemption hearing, and much more.

Rental Property Compromise Reaches Council

Sunday, October 23, 2016

After years of tension, EL City Council looks ready to vote on two new ordinances that will let EL landlords improve their "nonconforming" properties.

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