Using the Freedom of Information Act, ELi has learned that East Lansing’s tax assessor believes the Center City District redevelopment will be worth far less than the developer has assumed, calling into question the financial viability of the project.
City Council is set to take up the controversial Center City District site plan and $55 million TIF plan this Tuesday. The project calls for private development on public land. The developers have announced they will reveal the latest version of the proposal the day before.
With City Council set to make possible decisions on the Center City redevelopment proposal next Tuesday, the City Attorney tells ELi the deal doesn't have to be run past East Lansing voters for approval. ELi examines what we know about the deal and the City Charter, and finds the situation complicated.
Last night, East Lansing's Planning Commission split 4-4 on the question of whether City Council should approve the Center City District proposal. We have the details and information on what to expect next.
City Council and DRW/Convexity have reached a deal on the Park District redevelopment proposal. We bring you the details, including on the $19.6 million tax deal, and explain why the redevelopment isn't a sure thing just yet.
A new TIF plan has been approved by the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority for DRW/Convexity's Park District redevelopment proposal. Now the project moves to City Council for possible decisions next Tuesday.
City Council has postponed its hearing on the Center City District proposal. Target has announced it wants to be the major retailer in the new space. Development professionals are alternately praising and criticizing the way the proposal is playing out. What's the story?
With tensions running high over the issue, Planning Commission heard comment both for and against the proposal to build a three-story-tall sorority house on the southeast corner of Harrison Road and Grand River in the Collegeville Historic District.
Planning Commission has voted to unanimously recommend the Park District site plan to City Council. The Commission has also voted to spend some more time considering the Center City District proposal, changing the order in which Council will consider these two big redevelopment schemes.
A proposal to demolish four older rental houses in the Collegeville Historic District and replace them with a new sorority will come for public hearing at this week’s Planning Commission meeting. Jessy Gregg brings the details.
Harbor Bay Real Estate and the Balleins say there's a market for hundreds of new student apartments and "active senior" rentals downtown. But the reports they say prove this come to us almost completely redacted. What do we know?