Park District

ELi's Comprehensive Guide to the Park District Redevelopment

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Want to know the basics of the Park 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.

Beier Explains Why She Hasn’t Said Much Lately

Thursday, December 13, 2018

East Lansing City Council Member Ruth Beier took a few minutes at a recent meeting to explain why she hasn't been speaking much at Council. We bring you the video with a summary from Jessy Gregg.

Now Comes a 14-Story Building for East Lansing?

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Park Place project concept keeps getting bigger, now including a 14-story building on Abbot Road and a 12-story building overlooking Valley Court Park. A site plan hasn't been submitted, but a major contract on the deal may be signed tomorrow.

The Wait Is Over: Construction Will Start on Vacant Corner

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Today marks a day some thought would never come. The redevelopment project for the vacant corner downtown has officially obtained all approvals. Construction will soon start. ELi's Dan Totzkay and Alice Dreger report.

You Want to Know What's Coming?

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

We have news, so much news, and we don't want to wait until after Thanksgiving break to let you in on it.

After Years of Drama, Park District Plan Looks Real

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

At long last, it looks like the “Park District” development is finally happening. The current developer has reached a deal with previous owner Scott Chappelle, and all that's left is state-level approval of the tax incentives. ELi's Dan Totzkay reports.

Beier Will Juggle Council Meetings and Class This Semester

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Council Member Ruth Beier expects to attend both City Council meetings and an MSU class on some Tuesday evenings this fall. The Mayor is absent through October 1. How will all this work? ELi's Chris Root has the details.

Details Revealed on Proposed Redevelopment Deal

Monday, August 20, 2018

What would the developers and the City of East Lansing each get out of the redevelopment deal for the vacant properties downtown, if all goes as the draft documents suggest? ELi brings you the scoop.

New Proposal Features Movie Theaters, Automated Parking

Friday, August 17, 2018

Local developer Paul Vlahakis wants to build a major new redevelopment just west of Abbot Road, including a 12-screen movie theater, automated parking, and lots of apartments. And he wants to move fast. ELi's Chris Root 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.

Site Plan Approved for Vacant Corner – But Uncertainty Remains

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Reviewing the proposal formally for the first time, East Lansing's City Council voted 4-0 last night to approve DRW/Convexity's latest plans for the vacant lots downtown. What was approved, and why can't construction start now? ELi's Dan Totzkay reports.

What’s Going On at the Empty Lot Next to Peoples Church?

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Readers are asking why they’re seeing contractor trucks at the empty, fenced-in lot next to People’s Church, when East Lansing's City Council is not set to review the latest redevelopment site plan until tonight. ELi investigates.

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