Downtown Development Authority

New Redevelopment Proposal Moving Quickly Through Review

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Responding to concerns, developers DRW/Convexity have altered some of the plans for the big vacant corner downtown. ELi's Jessy Gregg brings you the latest, including new renderings – plus information about how you can weigh in.

It’s Official: The Landmark Is Student Housing

Friday, July 27, 2018

What had been sold as a way to bring diverse renters downtown is now being openly advertised as a "purpose-built student housing community" featuring "a ridiculous rooftop deck.” ELi's Alice Dreger and Andrew Graham report.

Big New Redevelopment Proposal Gets Mixed Reviews

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The new redevelopment proposal for the now-vacant lots downtown came to Planning Commission last night and was met with lots of questions. ELi's Jessy Gregg and Alice Dreger report.

Major Road Closures Happening Around Center City

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Grand River Avenue now has two westbound lanes closed for the Center City District project. This will last about a month, according to the City. ELi has the details.

Center City Shows Hints of What’s Coming

Monday, July 2, 2018

The Grand River Avenue side of the Center City District project is now showing hints of what the finished project will look like from that direction. ELi  brings you photos, renderings, and explanations.

What’s Going On with Developments Downtown?

Monday, June 25, 2018

Punk Taco and Cosmos coming to town? Dublin Square redeveloped? Biggby changing locations and getting a drive-through? ELi brings you the latest on developments in downtown East Lansing.

Facing Project Delays, Center City Contractor Will Use More Land

Monday, June 18, 2018

Christman Company, the lead contractor for the Center City District project, says there have been "some pretty significant delays." The company considers it a "huge win" to be able to rent public land across Abbot Road for $1,500 per month to relieve construction traffic congestion.

Center City Construction Area May Get Bigger

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The contractor for the large Center City District project downtown is now looking to expand the construction zone across Abbot Road. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

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