Having obtained two key documents in the deal-making, ELi finds the City of East Lansing and the Park District developer appear far apart on a number of key issues in the proposal negotiations. But the parties are talking.
Last night, East Lansing's City Council approved a site plan for the blighted area downtown. But Council also approved a tax plan that the developer says makes the project impossible. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
With East Lansing's City Council set tomorrow night to possibly make some big decisions about the redevelopment proposal for the blighted area downtown, ELi's Alice Dreger explains the basics and the complications.
Meridian Township has now officially told East Lansing essentially this: “If you want to hand over more than a million dollars to Costco in a tax give-back deal, go ahead. But we’re not going that far.”
A new EL housing construction ordinance, based on input from the City's Senior Commission, requires developers of new large projects in certain parts of the city to construct more accessible housing units, requiring such generally-convenient features as wider doorways, lever door handles, and rocker light switches.