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DDA Likely to Delay Major Vote on Evergreen Properties

Friday, September 20, 2019

East Lansing's DDA will likely wait for Council to act on the Royal Vlahakis proposal for the Evergreen properties before it votes whether to invite proposals from other developers. ELi's Chris Root reports.

Ongoing eBay Land Sale Drama Shows Marijuana Goldrush Has Hit East Lansing

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

The lawyer for the eBay auction winner says the $12 million listing is aimed at "investors and non-traditional financiers." Documents obtained via FOIA suggest interest in a quick flip, and possibly a lower cost for environmental cleanup than the City has suggested.

The Hub Fails to Make Its Move-In Deadline; Traffic Snarl Ensues

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Today was supposed to be an organized move-in day at The Hub. But with the Certificate of Occupancy from the City of East Lansing’s Building Department not being issued until the afternoon, things got a little crazy by evening.

What’s Happening with That Thing in East Lansing?

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Who is running for City Council? Is P.T. O'Malley's moving into the Menna's Joint space? What happened to the driveway drama? What's the latest with the eBay land sale? Answers to these ELI reader questions and others!

Another Design, More Argument, and Another Extension for Royal Vlahakis

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Why did a majority of East Lansing's Downtown Development Authority members vote to give Royal Vlahakis another extension? And why did Mayor Mark Meadows and Chair Peter Dewan vote in opposition? ELi's Alice Dreger brings you the latest from the ongoing drama.

What’s Going On at that Main Corner Downtown?

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Why were traffic lights turned off at the main corner downtown today? ELi's Alice Dreger explains and brings you details on the major redevelopment project now rising at the corner of Grand River Avenue and Abbot Road.

Little Love for Royal Vlahakis at City Council

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

City Council gave the Royal Vlahakis proposal a chilly reception last night, indicating skepticism about almost every major aspect of the plan, from the height, to the idea of a "city market," to the underground parking, to the financing ideas. ELi's Dan Totzkay reports.

Is the Royal Vlahakis Deal Really Falling Apart?

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Developers Royal Vlahakis are hoping to change their proposal to satisfy decision-makers. But will the DDA now open up bidding on the publicly-owned properties to see what other developers might offer? ELi's Alice Dreger takes a look at what we know.

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