Remember that million-dollar property the City of East Lansing put up for bid on eBay, notifying only “approximately twelve interested parties”? The auction winners now indicate they want to build more than a marijuana provisioning center. ELi's Dan Totzkay and Alice Dreger report on the latest developments.
Tuesday, East Lansing’s City Council will be talking about a citizen review board for complaints against police and fire officers, and discussing what to do with land sales. Representatives from Royal Vlahakis are also scheduled to appear. What’s up?
The Lansing branch of the NAACP has formally come out against consolidation of the local district courts citing the potential to jeopardize diverse representation on our court benches and in jury pools.
Still absent a real site plan, East Lansing's Downtown Development Authority voted 8 to 1 yesterday to keep giving an exclusive opportunity to Royal Vlahakis on the Evergreen Avenue properties. ELi's Chris Root reports.
There is “nothing to gain” from the consolidation of the local district courts, the Friends of Ingham County Veterans’ Treatment Court say in a new letter. The group is urging East Lansing's City Council to reject consolidation. ELi's Dan Totzkay reports.
A newly-obtained financial analysis shows that consolidation of the District Courts of East Lansing, Lansing, and Ingham County wouldn't save as much money as had originally been hoped. What's at stake for East Lansing, and what is negotiable?
Will East Lansing’s DDA vote to keep working with developers Royal Vlahakis? Or will they decide to move on now, and let other developers propose projects for the area just north of Peoples Church? ELi's Alice Dreger explains the big decision coming this week.
The Meals on Wheels program that serves East Lansing's seniors is still hoping to obtain $3,200 from the City in next year's round of HUD-related funding. City Council and staff are looking instead to focus entirely on infrastructure improvements with the federal funding. ELi's Noa Kuszai reports.
Developers Royal Vlahakis are hoping to change their proposal to satisfy decision-makers. But will the DDA now open up bidding on the publicly-owned properties to see what other developers might offer? ELi's Alice Dreger takes a look at what we know.
Changes to site plans of both the Graduate Hotel and Center City. Talk of the demise of the Royal Vlahakis proposal. Questions dodged (again) about that million-dollar eBay land sale. ELi's Alice Dreger brings you news from Tuesday night's Council meeting.