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Council Split on Views of Center City Proposal

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

City Council held public hearings on the Center City District site plan and tax plan last night, although no current plans were available. Council voted to do it all again in June. Here's what we've learned.

Council Likely to Decide on Center City Project This Tuesday, May 9

Saturday, May 6, 2017

City Council is set to take up the controversial Center City District site plan and $55 million TIF plan this Tuesday. The project calls for private development on public land. The developers have announced they will reveal the latest version of the proposal the day before.

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?

EL City Council Willing to Revisit 50/50 Ordinance

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

For 33 years, an East Lansing City ordinance has required that any establishment serving alcohol must take in at least 50% of its revenue from food sales. At last night's discussion-only meeting, City Council agreed to revisit the rule. Jessy Gregg reports.

Reader Guide to the Center City District Proposal

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Want to know what's being proposed for the Center City District project? Which businesses might stay, go, and come? How tall it will be and what it will offer? How you can weigh in? ELi has you covered.

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