Downtown Development Authority

DDA Unanimously Approves Contract with Park Place Developers

Friday, December 14, 2018

East Lansing's Downtown Development Authority has unanimously approved an exclusive contract with the Park Place developers and, contrary to a Planning Commission decision, recommends that 140-foot-tall buildings be allowed in more places. ELi's Chris Root reports.

Now Comes a 14-Story Building for East Lansing?

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Park Place project concept keeps getting bigger, now including a 14-story building on Abbot Road and a 12-story building overlooking Valley Court Park. A site plan hasn't been submitted, but a major contract on the deal may be signed tomorrow.

Something for Nothing in Park Place Deal?

Friday, December 7, 2018

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.

What If the Center City Developers Don’t Build the Senior Housing?

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

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.

Objections Raised to Expansion of Historic District Boundaries

Sunday, December 2, 2018

The public hearing on the possible redrawing of the Oakwood Historic District boundaries brought forward criticisms of possible expansion and complaints about inadequate communication on the matter. ELi's Dan Totzkay reports.

The Wait Is Over: Construction Will Start on Vacant Corner

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Today marks a day some thought would never come. The redevelopment project for the vacant corner downtown has officially obtained all approvals. Construction will soon start. ELi's Dan Totzkay and Alice Dreger report.

You Want to Know What's Coming?

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

We have news, so much news, and we don't want to wait until after Thanksgiving break to let you in on it.

As Lime Moves In, Scooter Regulation Debated

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Now that Lime scooters have dropped in East Lansing, the City is under increased pressure to figure out what (if anything) to do about regulating the riding and parking of electric scooters. Alice Dreger reports.

After Years of Drama, Park District Plan Looks Real

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

At long last, it looks like the “Park District” development is finally happening. The current developer has reached a deal with previous owner Scott Chappelle, and all that's left is state-level approval of the tax incentives. ELi's Dan Totzkay reports.

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