Government

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.

That eBay Land Sale? The Plan Now Brings Surprises

Thursday, May 23, 2019

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.

Little Love for Royal Vlahakis at City Council

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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.

Is the Rental Housing Market Becoming Saturated in East Lansing?

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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.

Big Issues on Council’s Agenda This Week

Monday, May 13, 2019

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?

Lansing NAACP Comes Out Against Court Consolidation

Monday, May 6, 2019

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.

DDA Votes to Stay With the Royal Vlahakis Team

Friday, May 3, 2019

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.

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