Center City District

Museum Director Explains Folk Festival “Hiatus”

Thursday, March 15, 2018

MSU Museum Director Mark Auslander today explained to ELi his reasons for putting the Great Lake Folks Festival on what he calls “hiatus." Issues named include lack of diversity among attendees, a need to serve MSU undergraduates, and the challenges of construction downtown.

Amended Center City Deal Passes Last Hurdles

Friday, December 8, 2017

With approvals obtained yesterday from two East Lansing governmental bodies, financing for the Center City District project is expected to be finally settled next week. Construction will start after that. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

Council Amends Agreement with Center City Developer

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

This week, City Council approved a new performance-guarantee agreement with the Center City District developer. Today, that agreement amendment will be considered by the two other bodies that must approve it.

As Lotsa Pizza Shutters, Council to Revisit Center City Project Deal

Friday, December 1, 2017

ELi has learned that City Council is going to revisit the question of financial guarantees to the City for the $132 million Center City District project. Meanwhile, Lotsa Pizza is closing, saying it is due to lack of parking caused by the project's construction.

Demolition for Center City District Now Expected Next Week

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The City announced late this afternoon that the City and developer of the Center City District have both finally signed the Master Development Agreement. Demolition is now expected to start next week. ELi's Chris Root reports.