Development and Planning

Ask ELi: Why Is Georgio’s Closed?

Monday, February 12, 2018

A reader asked why the Georgio’s Pizza at 1010 East Grand River Avenue (just east of Bogue Street) is closed up with a fence around it. ELi brings the answer.

Input Sought on Major Land Use Plan

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

What land use changes might you expect in or near the East Lansing neighborhoods where you live or work? ELi's Jessy Gregg reports on how you can see and comment on the draft Master Plan.

Political Retaliation Suspected, But Documents Suggest Otherwise

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Did Bell's Pizza receive a notice of violation on its shed because the business played host to the "Vote No" campaign on the income tax? ELi used the Freedom of Information Act to see what we could find. Kepler Domurat-Sousa reports.

New Plans Coming for Lots Cleared at Downtown Corner

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Wondering what's going to happen near the intersection of Abbot and Grand River? A new plan is forming, and ELi's Jessy Gregg has the story from last night's City Council meeting.

East Lansing Development Controversy, 1926-Style

Friday, December 22, 2017

Upstanding women of the community objected to a movie theatre, fearing moral turpitude. So the developers tried to hurry up the construction. Then City Council sought to put it to a vote. Then it turned into a Charter Amendment. (We have pictures!)

New Comprehensive Plan Moves Toward Adoption

Thursday, December 21, 2017

While East Lansing’s new Comprehensive Plan has been years in the making, it looks like it may move through the final stages of approval relatively quickly in early 2018.

Council Votes to Postpone Decision on Marijuana Provisioning Centers

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Based on the number of issues and questions arising during last night's public hearing, City Council decided to defer action on Ordinance 1416, which regulates the location of medical marijuana provisioning centers, until their January 9th meeting. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

DDA Recommends Against Marijuana Provisioning Centers Downtown

Friday, December 15, 2017

As the State of Michigan begins accepting licenses for medical marijuana businesses, East Lansing's DDA has voted unanimously to ask City Council to defer action on provisioning centers when it takes up the issue next week. Alice Dreger reports. 

Council Approves The Hub in 5-0 Vote

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

City Council has unanimously approved "The Hub," a controversial 10-story project near MSU's campus designed to house 585 student residents and very few of their cars. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

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