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With all the problems at The Hub, why would City Council ever approve another project from Core Spaces? In a word, money. ELi brings a report on the residents' complaints, the company's defense, and the Council's response.
Tonight’s “discussion-only” meeting of East Lansing’s City Council is showing a pretty packed agenda, including a number of items that have caused a lot of discussion around town. Here’s a preview from ELi.
The lawyer for the eBay auction winner says the $12 million listing is aimed at "investors and non-traditional financiers." Documents obtained via FOIA suggest interest in a quick flip, and possibly a lower cost for environmental cleanup than the City has suggested.
The marijuana industry player who just bought East Lansing's public land on Merritt Road for $1 million via an eBay auction is now listing it for sale for $12 million. ELi's Alice Dreger reports on what we know.
East Lansing's Downtown Development Authority voted 7-4 today to end developers' Royal Vlahakis's exclusive redevelopment deal on the Evergreen Avenue properties. ELi's Chris Root explains the votes and tells you what comes next.
Today was supposed to be an organized move-in day at The Hub. But with the Certificate of Occupancy from the City of East Lansing’s Building Department not being issued until the afternoon, things got a little crazy by evening.
ELPS Superintendent Dori Leyko says the new Donley and Glencairn Elementary Schools will "absolutely" be ready for the new school year's start. We bring you photos by Jim Pivarnik showing the progress.
East Lansing Council members Erik Altmann, Shanna Draheim, and Mark Meadows said that in hindsight the City should have advertised the eBay auction of the million-dollar public property on Merritt Road. But they think the taxpayers have gotten a great deal.
More billboards in East Lansing, more sorority houses, more alcohol sales downtown, more revenue for the City, more coffee near the Amtrak station, more rental licenses: all that plus the eBay land deal, depending on how the votes go. ELi brings you up to speed.
Responding to a reader's question, an investigation by ELi's Amalia Medina and Alice Dreger looks at what it takes for East Lansing restaurants to offer outdoor seating downtown. Spoiler alert: they would pay a lot less in Ann Arbor.
The opening of the new Center City parking garage on Albert Avenue was supposed to trigger the start of ground lease payments by the developer to the City of East Lansing. So where's the money? ELi's Alice Dreger reports.