Upstanding women of the community objected to a movie theatre, fearing moral turpitude. So the developers tried to hurry up the construction. Then City Council sought to put it to a vote. Then it turned into a Charter Amendment. (We have pictures!)
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
East Lansing's Mayor Meadows expresses frustration over the MEDC asking City Council to redo yet more paperwork on the Park District proposal. What's holding up the State's movement on ending East Lansing's blight?
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.