Park District

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.

New Redevelopment Proposal Moving Quickly Through Review

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Responding to concerns, developers DRW/Convexity have altered some of the plans for the big vacant corner downtown. ELi's Jessy Gregg brings you the latest, including new renderings – plus information about how you can weigh in.

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.

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