Park District

Draheim Is “Really Conflicted” about Park Place Proposal

Monday, January 14, 2019

Along with Council Member Aaron Stephens, Shanna Draheim is expressing concerns about the size of the proposed Park Place project. But Member Erik Altmann and developer Paul Vlahakis say the size makes sense for downtown East Lansing.

Green Grocer and Upscale Market Coming to Downtown East Lansing

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

East Lansing will finally be seeing a green grocer downtown soon. According to owner and general manager Ken Campbell, Campbell's Market Basket promises to bring fresh produce, locally-baked goods, high quality coffee and cheeses, and more.

Blighted Corner Redevelopment Begins With More Closures

Friday, December 28, 2018

Redevelopment on the long-blighted corner where Abbot Road meets Grand River Avenue is beginning this week. The Park District construction means more road and sidewalk closures ahead. What can you expect short- and long-term?

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.

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