Want to know all about the Center City District redevelopment? This ELi reader guide provides you an overview of the proposed project, a timeline of major events related to the project, and lots of links to more information.
The $132 million public-private deal known as the Center City District project is designed to have 92 rental apartments for people aged 55 and up. That's not because of high market demand. So what happens if the developers don't build that housing? ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
Developers of the Center City District project, under construction downtown, are now actively seeking people aged 55 and up who are interested in renting apartments on the project’s north side. What will they cost, and how large will they be?
Developer Harbor Bay Real Estate Advisors has announced that the first tenant on the Albert Avenue side of the new Center City development will be Owosso-based Foster Coffee. ELi has the story of the people behind Foster, and why they were chosen for Center City..
Further investigation by ELi finds the City Manager has misrepresented the City’s code on fire safety, and the Fire Marshal isn't following the City's code. Now the City is demanding $1200 before it will release any fire review documentation on Center City.
ELFD tells ELi there has been no Fire Marshal review of plans for the 12-story building now under construction on Grand River Avenue. It appears plans for the rest of the $132 million Center City District redevelopment project have also never undergone Fire Marshal review.
The Mayor Pro Tem questions whether there's really been a downturn in business downtown during construction, while two other members of Council advocate for more free parking downtown to try to rescue struggling shops and restaurants. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.
The downturn in business caused by Center City District construction has cost local small downtown businesses millions of dollars and may yet cause the death of several, one local business owner told East Lansing’s City Council last night. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.