Government

Council Approves Trowbridge Hotel with $1M Tax Deal

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A new extended-stay hotel, restaurant, and drive-through coffee shop will be built along Trowbridge Road, near Route 127, under a plan approved by City Council and supported by a $1 million tax plan.

East Lansing’s Property Taxes Among Highest in State

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Based on statewide data, East Lansing ranks relatively high both in terms of millage rate and total taxes paid by the average household. Learn more from ELi's newest reporter, Justin Padgett.

CATA Suspends Bus Rapid Transit Plan

Thursday, April 20, 2017

CATA's Board has voted to suspend the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) plan. Why has it been controversial, and what would the plan have meant for East Lansing?

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.

East Lansing Has No Parks Named after Women

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Through a Freedom of Information Act request, ELi has confirmed that every named park in the City of East Lansing is named after a boy or man, including the two named this year.

Ask ELi: Is the BWL Franchise Fee a Tax?

Monday, March 27, 2017

A reader asks if the new BWL franchise fee, which will raise East Lansing residents' BWL electric bills by five percent, amounts to taxation without representation. Here's the answer.

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.

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