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A Deep Dive into the Automated Parking System Proposed by Royal Vlahakis

Monday, February 11, 2019

Machines parking cars in East Lansing? The idea has elicited both excitement and skepticism. ELi's Brad Minor speaks with a representative of U-Tron, maker of automated parking systems, and the parking manager for West Hollywood, California, to help explain what we're looking at with the Royal Vlahakis proposal.

Did They Ever Arrest That Guy Over the Driveway?

Thursday, January 31, 2019

ELi readers have been asking, “Did the City of East Lansing ever arrest that guy over that driveway? Or did they offer him more money?” We bring you an update.

Is ELFD Prepared for Tall Buildings? And Who Will Pay?

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Is East Lansing's Fire Department ready for all these tall buildings? And who will pay for the cost of public services for these structures? ELi's Jessy Gregg and Alice Dreger answer our readers' questions.

More Answers to Your Questions on the Big New Proposal

Friday, January 25, 2019

How tall would it be really? Are they really going to use a public park for private development? How is this even under review without the landowner's permission? We have more answers to your questions about the Royal Vlahakis proposal.

Answers to Questions about the Park Place Proposal

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

What will the shadows be like? Why do the developers say "14 stories" when the building has 15? And what's with that tax incentive plan? We have some answers to your questions.

MSU Going Out of the Dorm Business? No.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Is MSU going to give up on dorms, and transition all on-campus housing to apartments? An ELi reader claimed this, and at another reader's request, we asked MSU's Vice President Vennie Gore if it's true.

Safety Concerns Raised at Bailey Center Senior Housing

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

When the decision was made to repurpose the Bailey Community Center to provide senior housing, many community members breathed a sigh of relief. The project hasn't quite worked out as all had hoped. ELi's Alice Dreger brings a special report.

Why Is My Winter Property Tax Bill So High?

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

We've heard that property taxes are going down in conjunction with the new income tax. So why is your winter property tax bill higher than last year's? 

What If the Center City Developers Don’t Build the Senior Housing?

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The $132 million public-private deal known as the Center City District project is designed to have 92 rental apartments for people aged 55 and up. That's not because of high market demand. So what happens if the developers don't build that housing? ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

Deputy Police Chief Speaks to Recent Shootings in East Lansing

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

With three recently reported gun-related incidents, plus one at Hiddentree that didn't make the news, some think violence is on the rise in East Lansing. ELi's Jessy Gregg talked to Deputy Police Chief Steve Gonzalez to get some answers.

Ask ELi: Burcham Solar Park Finally Happening?

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Solar panels? A sculpture? A reader wrote to ask us about what's happening at the long-awaited Burcham solar park. We bring you a fresh photo and the story as reported by ELi's Paige Filice.

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