Park District

ELi's Comprehensive Guide to the Park District Redevelopment

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Want to know the basics of the Park District redevelopment? This ELi reader guide provides you an overview of the proposed project, a timeline of major events related to the project, and lots of links to more information.

Chappelle Effectively Kills Park District Plans

Saturday, September 16, 2017

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.

PR Firm Being Hired to Help Downtown Businesses Survive Redevelopments

Thursday, August 24, 2017

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?

Demolition of Blight Delayed Again

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Today comes the news of more delay in demolition of the blight downtown. So why are we seeing construction workers there?

Council to Consider Complex Agreement with Park District Developer

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

What kinds of protections are built in for the City of East Lansing in the the Development Agreement with DRW/Convexity, the would-be developer of the blighted Park District? We explain in advance of next Tuesday's City Council vote on the agreement.

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