Could developers tie up the debt-ridden, publicly-owned Evergreen Avenue properties for eight more months with an exclusive purchase agreement, and wind up paying nothing for the privilege? Looks like it.
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.
The City of East Lansing won't release material that would show in what lawsuits it is engaged. An attorney for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press explains why East Lansing's taxpayers have a right to this information.
Recently a reader asked us why we didn't explain the reasoning behind Mayor Pro Tem Erik Altman's actions related to medical marijuana, and suggested that we were afraid to push for real answers. ELi's Publisher Alice Dreger explains why it's not quite that simple.
Some East Lansing landlords are pushing back on Council Member Aaron Stephens' attempts to limit rental periods. They argue the City Attorney has the facts wrong, and have sent their own attorneys in. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
Yesterday the DDA approved a draft purchase agreement with Royal Apartments USA, Inc. for the sale of public properties for the redevelopment known as "Park Place." ELi's Jessy Gregg explains what happened, and what's next.
The redevelopment concept known as Park Place has headed in a direction we’ve never seen before – with a complex and exclusive Purchase & Sale Agreement being negotiated before the project has even been formally proposed. What's going on?
The City is threatening to arrest a property owner over construction of a driveway for which he had a permit, had an inspector's go-ahead, and had the support of a majority of the Zoning Board of Appeals. Why?
Facing strong opposition from Old Whitehills, neurosurgeon Christopher Abood has withdrawn his attempt to get more parking at his medical center on Saginaw Street. The mayor expressed displeasure at how things have gone at the location. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
If East Lansing's City Attorney doesn't have to pay for his sidewalk, why should the City make you pay for yours? A whistleblower is now pushing that question in federal court. ELi investigates the latest claims and counter-claims in the case.