Park District

ELi's Comprehensive Guide to the Park District Redevelopment

Thursday, October 26, 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.

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.

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.

Bye, Bye, Big Bank Building

Friday, October 6, 2017

If all goes according to plan, by Sunday evening the old “big bank building” will be a pile of rubble. Much of East Lansing will breathe a sigh of relief.

Income Tax Plan Could Negatively Impact Development Deals

Friday, October 6, 2017

If East Lansing voters approve a pair of tax proposals on the November 7 ballot, the resultant fall in City property taxes could have serious negative implications for various development deals. ELi's Alice Dreger explains.

Demolition Starts Early in the Park District

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Demolition of the derelict “big bank building” started earlier than scheduled when, last night, a driver who may have been drunk plowed into the building. When is the real demo happening? We have the details.

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?

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