Big Development

Little Love for Royal Vlahakis at City Council

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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.

Is the Rental Housing Market Becoming Saturated in East Lansing?

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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.

Big Issues on Council’s Agenda This Week

Monday, May 13, 2019

Tuesday, East Lansing’s City Council will be talking about a citizen review board for complaints against police and fire officers, and discussing what to do with land sales. Representatives from Royal Vlahakis are also scheduled to appear. What’s up?

DDA Votes to Stay With the Royal Vlahakis Team

Friday, May 3, 2019

Still absent a real site plan, East Lansing's Downtown Development Authority voted 8 to 1 yesterday to keep giving an exclusive opportunity to Royal Vlahakis on the Evergreen Avenue properties. ELi's Chris Root reports.

Royal Vlahakis Throws a Hail Mary Pass

Thursday, April 25, 2019

What happened at today's Downtown Development Authority meeting, as developers Royal Vlahakis tried to save their exclusive deal with East Lansing's DDA? ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

Big Decision on Royal Vlahakis Deal Is Coming

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Will East Lansing’s DDA vote to keep working with developers Royal Vlahakis? Or will they decide to move on now, and let other developers propose projects for the area just north of Peoples Church? ELi's Alice Dreger explains the big decision coming this week.

Big Downtown Project’s Public Spaces Won’t Match What Was Approved

Thursday, April 18, 2019

New revisions to East Lansing's Center City District project's design mean that the public spaces won’t be constructed as they had been designed and advertised during the approval process. ELi's Alice Dreger explains with illustrations plus a report of what was said at Council this week.

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