Park District

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.

Park District Deal Reached Between City and Developers

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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.

Park District Plan Goes to Council, Ahead of Center City Proposal

Thursday, April 13, 2017

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.

Major Changes Proposed in Convexity’s Revised Plans

Monday, April 10, 2017

Convexity's new proposal for the blighted area goes to Planning Commission this Wednesday. We bring you a complete explanation of what's now being proposed and tell you how you can weigh in.

Convexity Plan Now Includes The Graduate Hotel, Screened Parking

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Convexity’s new designs for the blighted corner include The Graduate hotel, market-rate apartments, and two floors of on-site parking that would be invisible to passers-by. What did Planning Commission and others think of it upon review last night?

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