Developers from Royal Apartments and Vlahakis Development will ask Thursday for another round of extensions on their exclusive deal to purchase and redevelop publicly-owned land on Evergreen Avenue. We bring you a special report from ELi's Alice Dreger and Chris Root.
ELPS Superintendent Dori Leyko says the new Donley and Glencairn Elementary Schools will "absolutely" be ready for the new school year's start. We bring you photos by Jim Pivarnik showing the progress.
East Lansing Council members Erik Altmann, Shanna Draheim, and Mark Meadows said that in hindsight the City should have advertised the eBay auction of the million-dollar public property on Merritt Road. But they think the taxpayers have gotten a great deal.
More billboards in East Lansing, more sorority houses, more alcohol sales downtown, more revenue for the City, more coffee near the Amtrak station, more rental licenses: all that plus the eBay land deal, depending on how the votes go. ELi brings you up to speed.
“We have had a gratifying and exciting time in the thirty years we have been doing business as Mackerel Sky Gallery," says Linda Dufelmeier. So why is this East Lansing institution planning to close at the end of this year?
Why do City staff say it's OK for Target to be selling alcohol without the required local permit, and how is the alcohol-selling landscape of East Lansing's downtown shaping up with big redevelopment? ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
Developer Paul Vlahakis and his team went to Planning Commission and the Downtown Development Authority this week, to try to solidify their proposal for the Evergreen Avenue properties. What happened? ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
With lots still missing from the newest Royal Vlahakis proposal, and details still uncertain, Planning Commission is being urged to recommend permanently rezoning the Evergreen Avenue properties for big redevelopment. ELi's Alice Dreger reports the latest.
If East Lansing institutes a new form-based zoning code, specifying architectural features for thousands of properties in East Lansing, what should that code look like in terms of design specifications, property restrictions, and the approval process for redevelopment? A team of planners has been working on that question.
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!
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.
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.
Developers say they want to minimize negative impact to neighbors with the Merritt Road project, which would include a Holiday Inn Express, a “high quality” marijuana operation, and a small strip mall. Dan Totzkay reports for ELi.
Mayor Mark Meadows says that he's going to observe "my own little moratorium" on new building projects downtown. But the rest of East Lansing's Council has decided they won't go along. ELi brings you the latest.