The Peoples Church and the Planning Commission seemed generally chilly, the Downtown Development Authority mostly warmer, and City Council decidedly mixed in reaction to the Royal Vlahakis redevelopment proposal this week. What was asked and said?
How tall would it be really? Are they really going to use a public park for private development? How is this even under review without the landowner's permission? We have more answers to your questions about the Royal Vlahakis proposal.
Hyenas at a carcass: that's how one citizen described the scene at Planning Commission last night, as marijuana businesses scrambled to obtain the lucrative right to open a provisioning center in East Lansing. ELi's Dan Totzkay and Ann Nichols report.
The Park Place proposal took something of a hit last night, with Shanna Draheim and Aaron Stephens insisting on a more comprehensive approach to the question of big buildings downtown. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.
The $190 million Park Place project, proposed by Vlahakis Development and Royal Apartments, would be the largest and tallest of three major redevelopments in a one-block radius. ELi explains what’s in the long-awaited formal proposal, and what’s still missing.
Along with Council Member Aaron Stephens, Shanna Draheim is expressing concerns about the size of the proposed Park Place project. But Member Erik Altmann and developer Paul Vlahakis say the size makes sense for downtown East Lansing.
Construction at the vacant corner is "on hold" because the Park District developers submitted plans that don't match what City Council approved. Council Member Ruth Beier revealed the problem publicly last night. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
The Park Place proposal as submitted by the developers for downtown East Lansing is full of surprises. ELi's Alice Dreger unpacks it, answers reader questions about the proposal, and tells you what's coming in the review process.
Outgoing Governor Rick Snyder has signed a bill that starts the clock ticking on negotiations over a locally-controversial court consolidation. Separated jury pools? Cost savings, really? Courts moved? We have a special report from ELi's Chris Root.
East Lansing's Fire Chief Randy Talifarro introduced three new Firefighter Paramedics and one highly-trained Lieutenant to the City Council and briefly spoke about finances and diversity in terms of the new hires. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.