East Lansing's DDA will likely wait for Council to act on the Royal Vlahakis proposal for the Evergreen properties before it votes whether to invite proposals from other developers. ELi's Chris Root reports.
Developers undertaking the large Red Cedar redevelopment project just over East Lansing’s western border are looking for permission from the City of Lansing to work around the clock. East Lansing's Mayor Mark Meadows is alerting area residents about this.
Ruth Beier thinks the DDA properties are the wrong place for a building as tall as those going up along Grand River Avenue. But Mark Meadows wants to hold back on the upzoning in order to use it as a negotiating point with other developers. ELi's Chris Root reports.
All on Council stood behind the law's intention. But Ruth Beier called it "another ordinance we can't enforce," and worried it will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in lawsuits. The City Attorney says we will find out if East Lansing lacks jurisdiction.