Development and Planning

Your ELi: Power and Transparency in East Lansing’s Government

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Transparency is nonpartisan: people of all political affiliations – unless they have a personal interest that disincentivizes them – want transparency from their governments. ELi Publisher Alice Dreger wonders if ELi should shift its reporting focus and just trust that City leaders are making good decisions?

East Lansing Land Sale on November’s Ballot?

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The City of East Lansing recently bought a 26-acre parcel. Now voters are likely to be asked on the November ballot to agree to let Council sell all or part, as Council sees fit. ELi's Brad Minor and Alice Dreger report.

‘Hub’ Taking Shape and Its Space is Filling Up Quickly

Friday, June 7, 2019

Looming large at the corner of Bogue Street and Grand River Avenue, "The Hub on Campus" is attracting plenty of attention from potential occupants. ELi's Brad Minor reports that developers expect all apartments to be rented by the beginning of the fall semester.

Council Members Deny Development Moratorium Is Election-Motivated

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Three East Lansing Council members say the redevelopment moratorium – which disappeared from last night’s agenda – is not related to the November election. So what are their stated reasons, and what is Council planning to do with the moratorium idea?

Council to Consider Halting All Redevelopment Downtown

Monday, June 3, 2019

Tomorrow night, East Lansing’s City Council will consider a building moratorium for the Downtown Development Authority District. The move comes as a surprise, and is angering some. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

What’s Going On at that Main Corner Downtown?

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Why were traffic lights turned off at the main corner downtown today? ELi's Alice Dreger explains and brings you details on the major redevelopment project now rising at the corner of Grand River Avenue and Abbot Road.

Mayor and DDA Chair Vote Against Royal Vlahakis Extension

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Tense times at East Lansing's Downtown Development Authority on Thursday, as the Mayor and DDA Chair both voted against giving the Royal Vlahakis developers another extension. ELi's Chris Root reports what happened and tells you what's next.

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