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.

Big New Redevelopment Proposal Gets Mixed Reviews

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The new redevelopment proposal for the now-vacant lots downtown came to Planning Commission last night and was met with lots of questions. ELi's Jessy Gregg and Alice Dreger report.

What’s Going On with Developments Downtown?

Monday, June 25, 2018

Punk Taco and Cosmos coming to town? Dublin Square redeveloped? Biggby changing locations and getting a drive-through? ELi brings you the latest on developments in downtown East Lansing.

News Analysis: The Pickle in the Park District

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Even if East Lansing officials approve the new site plan coming for the Park District, the project could still hit the same vein of fatal problems it did last time around. ELi's Alice Dreger explains.

New Plans Coming for Lots Cleared at Downtown Corner

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Wondering what's going to happen near the intersection of Abbot and Grand River? A new plan is forming, and ELi's Jessy Gregg has the story from last night's City Council meeting.

East Lansing Development Controversy, 1926-Style

Friday, December 22, 2017

Upstanding women of the community objected to a movie theatre, fearing moral turpitude. So the developers tried to hurry up the construction. Then City Council sought to put it to a vote. Then it turned into a Charter Amendment. (We have pictures!)

As Demolition Proceeds, Surprises Revealed

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

ELi's Alice Dreger reports why the hole at 100 West Grand River Avenue still isn't filled in, and the developer's representative explains the challenges of trying to work with the City of East Lansing on getting a project built.

What Happened, and What's Next?

Monday, October 9, 2017

The big bank building at the corner of Abbot & Grand River came down Saturday morning. If you missed it, we've got you covered.

Bye, Bye, Big Bank Building

Friday, October 6, 2017

If all goes according to plan, by Sunday evening the old “big bank building” will be a pile of rubble. Much of East Lansing will breathe a sigh of relief.

Income Tax Plan Could Negatively Impact Development Deals

Friday, October 6, 2017

If East Lansing voters approve a pair of tax proposals on the November 7 ballot, the resultant fall in City property taxes could have serious negative implications for various development deals. ELi's Alice Dreger explains.

Demolition Starts Early in the Park District

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Demolition of the derelict “big bank building” started earlier than scheduled when, last night, a driver who may have been drunk plowed into the building. When is the real demo happening? We have the details.

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