A new TIF plan has been approved by the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority for DRW/Convexity's Park District redevelopment proposal. Now the project moves to City Council for possible decisions next Tuesday.
The City Manager predicts “cataclysmic reductions in staff." The Fire Chief talks about closing firehouse #2. The Court's Chief Judge and Police Chief explain why court fines are way down. All this and more from last week's City budget talks.
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?
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.
The Center City District proposal has obtained first-level approval for a $55 million tax incentive from East Lansing, by far the biggest Tax Increment Financing (TIF) proposal we’ve seen. Now the decision moves to City Council.
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?
At City Council last night, members voted to make April "Science Month," enter franchise agreements with two utility companies and regulate the loudness of air conditioners. Jessy Gregg brings you the story.