The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) today answered questions from ELi about what's going on with state-level delays on review of the Park District project, a major redevelopment slated to replace the blight downtown.
The Downtown Development Authority has decided to spend $20,000 to hire a PR firm to try to help businesses downtown survive anticipated major construction from the Park District and Center City District projects. Why aren't those projects moving forward yet?
Council has put its final stamp of approval on the Park District proposal. If the state approves the $10 million tax credit for the project next month, demolition could start in August, with the blighted buildings gone by early fall.
What kinds of protections are built in for the City of East Lansing in the the Development Agreement with DRW/Convexity, the would-be developer of the blighted Park District? We explain in advance of next Tuesday's City Council vote on the agreement.
City Council and DRW/Convexity have reached a deal on the Park District redevelopment proposal. We bring you the details, including on the $19.6 million tax deal, and explain why the redevelopment isn't a sure thing just yet.
A new TIF plan has been approved by the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority for DRW/Convexity's Park District redevelopment proposal. Now the project moves to City Council for possible decisions next Tuesday.
Planning Commission has voted to unanimously recommend the Park District site plan to City Council. The Commission has also voted to spend some more time considering the Center City District proposal, changing the order in which Council will consider these two big redevelopment schemes.