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.
With all the problems at The Hub, why would City Council ever approve another project from Core Spaces? In a word, money. ELi brings a report on the residents' complaints, the company's defense, and the Council's response.
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.
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.
Developers from Royal Apartments and Vlahakis Development will ask Thursday for another round of extensions on their exclusive deal to purchase and redevelop publicly-owned land on Evergreen Avenue. We bring you a special report from ELi's Alice Dreger and Chris Root.
The opening of the new Center City parking garage on Albert Avenue was supposed to trigger the start of ground lease payments by the developer to the City of East Lansing. So where's the money? ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
Developer Paul Vlahakis and his team went to Planning Commission and the Downtown Development Authority this week, to try to solidify their proposal for the Evergreen Avenue properties. What happened? ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
With lots still missing from the newest Royal Vlahakis proposal, and details still uncertain, Planning Commission is being urged to recommend permanently rezoning the Evergreen Avenue properties for big redevelopment. ELi's Alice Dreger reports the latest.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.