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Fire Prevention Code Not Being Followed in East Lansing

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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.

The Landmark Now Seeks Urban Professionals, Too

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Now The Landmark is seeking urban professionals, along with MSU students. ELi's Alice Dreger reports on the marketing shift, and tells you what the apartments will cost.

Fire Marshal Review Missing on Center City Project

Thursday, August 30, 2018

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.

What to Do for Struggling Businesses Downtown? Council Debates the Issue

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

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.

Downtown Businesses “Panicking” Over Construction-Related Downturn

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

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.

It’s Official: The Landmark Is Student Housing

Friday, July 27, 2018

What had been sold as a way to bring diverse renters downtown is now being openly advertised as a "purpose-built student housing community" featuring "a ridiculous rooftop deck.” ELi's Alice Dreger and Andrew Graham report.

Major Road Closures Happening Around Center City

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Grand River Avenue now has two westbound lanes closed for the Center City District project. This will last about a month, according to the City. ELi has the details.

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