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What to Do for Struggling Businesses Downtown? Council Debates the Issue

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The Mayor Pro Tem questions whether there's really been a downturn in business downtown during construction, while two other members of Council advocate for more free parking downtown to try to rescue struggling shops and restaurants. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

Details Revealed on Proposed Redevelopment Deal

Monday, August 20, 2018

What would the developers and the City of East Lansing each get out of the redevelopment deal for the vacant properties downtown, if all goes as the draft documents suggest? ELi brings you the scoop.

New Proposal Features Movie Theaters, Automated Parking

Friday, August 17, 2018

Local developer Paul Vlahakis wants to build a major new redevelopment just west of Abbot Road, including a 12-screen movie theater, automated parking, and lots of apartments. And he wants to move fast. ELi's Chris Root reports.

Downtown Businesses “Panicking” Over Construction-Related Downturn

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The downturn in business caused by Center City District construction has cost local small downtown businesses millions of dollars and may yet cause the death of several, one local business owner told East Lansing’s City Council last night. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

Site Plan Approved for Vacant Corner – But Uncertainty Remains

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Reviewing the proposal formally for the first time, East Lansing's City Council voted 4-0 last night to approve DRW/Convexity's latest plans for the vacant lots downtown. What was approved, and why can't construction start now? ELi's Dan Totzkay reports.

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.

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