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?
A new $132 million Center City District redevelopment proposal is in the approval-process queue for East Lansing, putting it ahead of the Park District redevelopment proposal. For which has the mayor shown a preference? And could it mean the blight will be prolonged?
Convexity, the would-be developer for the blighted area of the Park District, has provided ELi a statement indicating dissatisfaction with the City’s handling of the proposal and negotiations. What's been going on?
Having obtained two key documents in the deal-making, ELi finds the City of East Lansing and the Park District developer appear far apart on a number of key issues in the proposal negotiations. But the parties are talking.
Last night, East Lansing's City Council approved a site plan for the blighted area downtown. But Council also approved a tax plan that the developer says makes the project impossible. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.