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What’s Happening with That Thing in East Lansing?

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Who is running for City Council? Is P.T. O'Malley's moving into the Menna's Joint space? What happened to the driveway drama? What's the latest with the eBay land sale? Answers to these ELI reader questions and others!

Potential Benefits (and Costs) Seen with New Free Parking Program

Monday, July 1, 2019

Right now and through the whole month of July, you can park for free for the first half-hour at gated garages and the Bailey lot in downtown East Lansing. ELi's Brad Minor explains the special program and brings feedback from downtown businesses and City leaders.

Another Design, More Argument, and Another Extension for Royal Vlahakis

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Why did a majority of East Lansing's Downtown Development Authority members vote to give Royal Vlahakis another extension? And why did Mayor Mark Meadows and Chair Peter Dewan vote in opposition? ELi's Alice Dreger brings you the latest from the ongoing drama.

‘Hub’ Taking Shape and Its Space is Filling Up Quickly

Friday, June 7, 2019

Looming large at the corner of Bogue Street and Grand River Avenue, "The Hub on Campus" is attracting plenty of attention from potential occupants. ELi's Brad Minor reports that developers expect all apartments to be rented by the beginning of the fall semester.

Council Members Deny Development Moratorium Is Election-Motivated

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Three East Lansing Council members say the redevelopment moratorium – which disappeared from last night’s agenda – is not related to the November election. So what are their stated reasons, and what is Council planning to do with the moratorium idea?

Council to Consider Halting All Redevelopment Downtown

Monday, June 3, 2019

Tomorrow night, East Lansing’s City Council will consider a building moratorium for the Downtown Development Authority District. The move comes as a surprise, and is angering some. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

What’s Going On at that Main Corner Downtown?

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Why were traffic lights turned off at the main corner downtown today? ELi's Alice Dreger explains and brings you details on the major redevelopment project now rising at the corner of Grand River Avenue and Abbot Road.

Mayor and DDA Chair Vote Against Royal Vlahakis Extension

Thursday, May 23, 2019

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.

That eBay Land Sale? The Plan Now Brings Surprises

Thursday, May 23, 2019

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.

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