Tense times at East Lansing's Downtown Development Authority on Thursday, as the Mayor and DDA Chair both voted against giving the Royal Vlahakis developers another extension. ELi's Chris Root reports what happened and tells you what's next.
Remember that million-dollar property the City of East Lansing put up for bid on eBay, notifying only “approximately twelve interested parties”? The auction winners now indicate they want to build more than a marijuana provisioning center. ELi's Dan Totzkay and Alice Dreger report on the latest developments.
East Lansing's City Council is considering creating a new review board for complaints lodged by the public against East Lansing Police and Fire personnel. But the proposal and the process have some advocates concerned. ELi's Chris Root reports.
A group of Shaw Estates homeowners are petitioning City Council to enact another East Lansing rental restriction overlay district. ELi's Mark Meyer reports the details and provides a look at how renters and overlay districts are viewed.
There's so much planned this weekend for the East Lansing Art Festival, for adults and children alike. The annual craft sale will also be happening right across the street. ELi's Jessy Gregg brings you what you need to know.
ELi's Jessy Gregg reports on the final phase of the Safe Routes to School Team's major grant application, aimed at paving the way for student pathway improvements to and from Marble Elementary and MacDonald Middle School.
City Council gave the Royal Vlahakis proposal a chilly reception last night, indicating skepticism about almost every major aspect of the plan, from the height, to the idea of a "city market," to the underground parking, to the financing ideas. ELi's Dan Totzkay reports.
What might happen if "too many" rental apartments are built in and near East Lansing's downtown? And where are families supposed to rent? ELi's Noa Kuszai and Alice Dreger report on discussion from East Lansing's Planning Commission.
In an unprecedented move, East Lansing Judge Richard Ball tells ELi what he thinks is just plain wrong with what Mayor Mark Meadows told the Lansing City Pulse last week about possible court consolidation.