Park District

Park District Deal Reached Between City and Developers

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

City Council and DRW/Convexity have reached a deal on the Park District redevelopment proposal. We bring you the details, including on the $19.6 million tax deal, and explain why the redevelopment isn't a sure thing just yet.

Park District Plan Goes to Council, Ahead of Center City Proposal

Thursday, April 13, 2017

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.

Major Changes Proposed in Convexity’s Revised Plans

Monday, April 10, 2017

Convexity's new proposal for the blighted area goes to Planning Commission this Wednesday. We bring you a complete explanation of what's now being proposed and tell you how you can weigh in.

Convexity Plan Now Includes The Graduate Hotel, Screened Parking

Thursday, March 23, 2017

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?

Convexity Makes New Park District Proposal

Monday, March 20, 2017

With DRW/Convexity's Park District project set to go back to Planning Commission this week, we have details on the revised proposal for redevelopment of the blighted area.

MSU Unlikely to Be Part of Downtown Redevelopments

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

MSU now says it is "hitting the pause button" on participating in major downtown redevelopment. Will this mean more student housing downtown, adding to what some say is a growing surplus?

Two Big Redevelopment Proposals, Treated Differently

Thursday, February 23, 2017

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?

Ask ELi: The Evergreen Problem in the Park District

Monday, February 6, 2017

What problems do the "the Evergreen Avenue properties" present to redevelopment in the Park District, and why do the City's taxpayers owe over twice what they're worth on them?

MSU Making Play for Blighted Corner

Friday, January 27, 2017

In a move that could create significant ripple effects for East Lansing, MSU is looking to possibly become a major actor in the redevelopment of the blighted corner downtown.

Developer and City Far Apart on Park District, But Negotiating

Friday, January 20, 2017

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.

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