Senior Life

Council Tries to Shape City Via New Zoning Changes

Friday, February 5, 2016

Townhouses on Albert Street (above), photo courtesy of Hagan Realty

In a pair of unanimous votes, this week East Lansing’s City Council put through a group of zoning changes that appear designed to encourage more housing for non-students in high-density areas of the City and to discourage housing of large number of students in single dwelling units.

Bailey Project Awarded Low Income Housing Tax Credit

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Image: artist’s rendering of the proposed daycare space as would exist at the redeveloped Bailey Community Center

The Capital Area Housing Partnership (CAHP) is one step closer to redeveloping the Bailey Community Center as planned. The City of East Lansing announced on behalf of the group today that CAHP “has officially received a Low Income Housing Tax Credit funding reservation from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA)” for the project.

Downtown Art Projects Reach Fundraising Goal

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Above: Artist's rendition of the plan for the Grove Street Alley

The East Lansing Artist Alleys crowdfunding campaign, which officially ends at 11:59 PM tonight, has reached its $45,000 fundraising goal.

The goal was met Tuesday, November 10, two days ahead of schedule. As of this writing, $46,785 has been raised from 118 supporters. Donations came from local individuals, organizations, and businesses.

Council Capsule: October 20, 2015

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

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Council Capsule: October 6, 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Above: ELPD Officer Dave Dekorte and Crunchy’s, both subjects of Council’s work this week.

This week’s meeting of East Lansing’s City Council was videotaped. You can watch the meeting by clicking here. If there’s a particular item you are interested in, click on that item in the index shown below the video screen and the playback will jump to that part of the meeting.

Pickleball Keeps East Lansing Residents Active

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Walking away from a conversation with Ruth Beier, one thing is certainly clear: the East Lansing City Council Representative loves Pickleball. But many might be left wondering, what Pickleball is.

Amended Bailey Site Plan Gets City-Level Approval

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The goal is to restore the historic exterior of the old Bailey school, replace a newer one-story addition with a three-story addition, and create low-traffic commercial space (possibly including a daycare) and 25 senior independent living rental apartments.

Council Concerned about Plan for Bailey Park

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Above: The Bailey Community Center as seen from the west.

City Council’s meeting this week did not see the smooth sailing that had been hoped by all for the Capital Area Housing Partnership’s (CAHP’s) plan for redevelopment of the Bailey Community Center.

Falcon Point Homeowners Worried about Future

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Above: City Council’s meeting last night (left to right: Ruth Beier, Diane Goddeeris, and Nathan Triplett)

Last night at East Lansing’s City Council, a development group called FP Investors got Council’s approval for a “cluster plan development” for the Falcon Pointe property, near Hawk Nest, on Chandler Road near State Road. The plan calls for FP Investors “to convert an existing manufactured housing community into a site condominium development.”

COUNCIL CAPSULE: July 7, 2015

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Image: East Lansing City Council’s first of two meetings this week

This Tuesday, there were two Council meetings, one “work session” and a “regular session.” This Council Capsule combines the two.

Present: Mayor Nathan Triplett, Mayor Pro Tem Diane Goddeeris, and Councilmembers Ruth Beier and Kathy Woods were present, with Beier arriving about ten minutes late to the work session. Councilmember Susan Woods was absent from both meetings.

Massive EL Recycling Opportunity May 30

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Image courtesy City of East Lansing

The big, annual East Lansing recycling event, known now as “Recycle! East Lansing,” will take place this year on Saturday, May 30. Formerly known as “Project Pride,” this event provides opportunities to dispose of lots of common household items in a relatively environmentally-responsible fashion. Items that are in good condition may be reused, and the rest will be recycled to the extent possible.

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