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.
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.
East Lansing's City Council is considering creating a new review board for complaints lodged by the public against East Lansing Police and Fire personnel. But the proposal and the process have some advocates concerned. ELi's Chris Root reports.
A group of Shaw Estates homeowners are petitioning City Council to enact another East Lansing rental restriction overlay district. ELi's Mark Meyer reports the details and provides a look at how renters and overlay districts are viewed.
City Council gave the Royal Vlahakis proposal a chilly reception last night, indicating skepticism about almost every major aspect of the plan, from the height, to the idea of a "city market," to the underground parking, to the financing ideas. ELi's Dan Totzkay reports.
What might happen if "too many" rental apartments are built in and near East Lansing's downtown? And where are families supposed to rent? ELi's Noa Kuszai and Alice Dreger report on discussion from East Lansing's Planning Commission.
In an unprecedented move, East Lansing Judge Richard Ball tells ELi what he thinks is just plain wrong with what Mayor Mark Meadows told the Lansing City Pulse last week about possible court consolidation.
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?
Things got a little wild this week as East Lansing City Council members debated who or what deserves precious tax dollars. Even that retaining wall made a ghostly appearance. ELi’s Alice Dreger brings you the action.
East Lansing’s City Council has voted 4-1 in favor of shrinking the Oakwood Historic District, including by removing all of Valley Court Park. The move comes in preparation for expected redevelopment. ELi's Dan Totzkay reports.
Downtown restaurants and bars with outdoor seating could see noise rules relaxed if a pair of recommendations are adopted by Council. What’s the goal of relaxing the rules? ELi’s Jessy Gregg and Alice Dreger report.
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.