Want to know the basics of the Center City District redevelopment? This ELi reader guide provides you an overview of the proposed project, a timeline of major events related to the project, and lots of links to more information.
With East Lansing's City Council likely to vote on the Center City District proposal on Tuesday, the newly-released draft development agreement between the City and Harbor Bay raises significant questions.
Lead developer for the Center City District project, Mark Bell of Harbor Bay Real Estate, tells ELi today, “Let me please be very clear, I am making no representations that should be mistaken as facts.”
The East Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (BRA) has approved a revised tax increment financing (TIF) plan of $56 million for the proposed Center City District redevelopment. ELi's Chris Root reports.
Results of a new Freedom of Information Act request show that the City of East Lansing withheld key data on the Center City District proposal for over three months. Mayor Mark Meadows tells ELi, "There is no hidden staff agenda or suppression of information involved here.”
ELi has discovered that developer Harbor Bay’s Mark Bell made false representations to East Lansing’s Planning Commission on his Center City District proposal. Questioned by ELi, Bell neither denies nor explains the misrepresentations, but insists he is honest.