Development and Planning

Planning Commission Formally Fails to Recommend The Hub

Friday, November 17, 2017

The proposed ten-story-tall, student-focused “The Hub” formally failed to get a positive recommendation from East Lansing’s Planning Commission Wednesday night. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

Demolition for Center City District Now Expected Next Week

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The City announced late this afternoon that the City and developer of the Center City District have both finally signed the Master Development Agreement. Demolition is now expected to start next week. ELi's Chris Root reports.

Zoning for Marijuana-Related Businesses Remains Controversial

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Planning Commission heard from citizens with sharply differing opinions on zoning for medical marijuana growing, processing, testing, transport and sales at last Wednesday's meeting.  What will the Commission recommend to City Council? Ann Nichols reports.

Big Student Housing Developer Proposes 10-Story Complex

Friday, October 27, 2017

A big new redevelopment proposal calls for no tax-increment financing, but the height of the buildings and the low number of parking spots is causing some controversy. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

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.

City’s Proposed Zoning for Marijuana Businesses Concern Some

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

As the City continues to look at possible zoning for medical marijuana-related businesses within City limits, both residents and non-residents have spoken in opposition to operations near their neighborhoods, and to the medical marijuana business in general. Ann Nichols reports.

What's Going on Now with the Center City Project? (UPDATED)

Thursday, October 19, 2017

What’s up with the Center City District project, set to transform a large chunk of East Lansing’s downtown? Why is Parking Lot #1 now open and why are there various trucks there? And what is the project looking like economically for City taxpayers?

Uncertainty Persists around Center City District Plans

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

What’s going on with the Center City District project? Confusing signals are coming out of City Hall, and at least one long-time downtown business owner is seriously frustrated with all the uncertainty.

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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