The Park District redevelopment proposal is dead, and the plans will be scrapped, thanks to legal maneuvering by the properties' former owner. Mayor Mark Meadows tells ELi's Alice Dreger what to expect next.
MSU's Trustees have rejected a deal wherein City Council would pull the income tax proposal if MSU provided $20 million over eight years. Now, Council says, if voters don't approve an income tax, emergency services may be slashed.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) today answered questions from ELi about what's going on with state-level delays on review of the Park District project, a major redevelopment slated to replace the blight downtown.
MSU leaders and East Lansing's Mayor continue to argue over the wisdom and fairness of the possible institution of a City income tax and simultaneous property tax reduction. ELi's Jessy Gregg and Alice Dreger report.
A decision not to change the zoning law takes eleven months, at least four commissions, a minimum of nine public meetings, and officially makes sheds illegal for downtown businesses. Kepler Domurat-Sousa reports.
The Downtown Development Authority has decided to spend $20,000 to hire a PR firm to try to help businesses downtown survive anticipated major construction from the Park District and Center City District projects. Why aren't those projects moving forward yet?
While East Lansing is working to get enough funding in place to finally make repairs to its trails system, local bicycle advocates are questioning what they say is "diversion" of funds from trails to parks by Ingham County.