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  • Valley Court East would be a good name since it ties it to the park instead of the generic "park" name.
  • The Park Place development is now looking to set the height of their Park Place East building (the one on Abbot Rd) to 14 stores (140 feet). The Planning Commission voted against endorsing a proposed ordinance for this and the DDA voted for the prop…
  • The outdoor fireplace in East Lansing really feels like a wasted opportunity and it is an excessive waste of natural gas/energy. I'd like to see more public restrooms and updated drinking fountains. We really should be focused on the core requireme…
  • The LSJ has an update on the Rotary Park upgrades. They say that a fireplace will be added. We already knew of the plans for the "lighted forest". Delta Dental donated $250,000 for the plaza. Construction will start this winter. https://www.lansing…
  • Realtors are saying that many empty nesters want to downsize but their biggest issue is departing with furniture that has sentimental value. These self storage businesses allow people to downsize without having to figure out where they're going to p…
  • Wow! That's awesome!!! Now I will wait with trepidation until... December? That's next week.
  • Yeah two year leases are hard for any city save for cities with rapidly increasing rent rates and no rent control.
  • Wow that is very interesting about Gaslight Village and it explains why the property has changed hands multiple times over the years. Hard to make money with those kinds of lease restrictions.
  • The 4th floor of the building has now been poured and the interior walls have been roughed in. Work is beginning on the 5th floor interior walls. EastLansingBuzz posted an update and included a picture, https://www.eastlansingbuzz.org/single-post/…
  • The Grand River building is now up to the 10th floor. The final two floors will be poured in the next month or so. Work on the Albert Avenue building is now at the 6th floor on the east side and the 5th floor on the west side. EastLansingBuzz poste…
    in Center City Comment by Jared November 20
  • Yeah, that's true. In that sense it was the architects fault that the mall failed, and I do agree that the mall was designed in a very brutalist fashion. I believe that we go through generational trends of space use. There were about 20 years where …
  • The mall didn't have to fail. I don't think it was all the architect's fault. We needed ground floor retail and restaurants on the mall. We also needed people living downtown and businesses and places for people to go and stay active late in to the …
  • The city's requirements for senior citizen housing is their approach for expanded full time resident requirements. It was the only legal approach they could think of, outside of owner occupied condominiums which were built in City Center 1. Those co…
  • Yeah, it's funny how the design is to resemble multiple buildings next to each other, but then I notice that most of the buildings would only be one window wide. I wish they would have taken this same concept but only made it look like 3 or 4 buildi…
  • It's good to see these anchors help accelerate their developments. Target did the same in East Lansing. The lack of a big name anchor at Red Cedar Renaissance feels like the big reason we haven't seen any urgency.
  • Yeah I remember that photo and all the coverage it got. That was an awesome photo and a great skate spot, it was sad for us skaters when the mall got ripped up. I also had the same experience, never were there any office workers, students, or other …
  • The non-discrimination law protects people based on race, gender, and age. There are probably a few others. But it doesn't include sexual orientation or identity. Nessel campaigned on trying to protect more groups.
  • Yes, this should be very good for all the reasons you have mentioned. The passing of Proposal 2 and 3 will also help our future out greatly. Less gerrymandered districts will remove more extreme candidates from both sides and should help get politic…
  • Lots to take in after the election now. With Whitmer hopefully we'll see more infrastructure spending to fix the roads since that was her main agenda item. And with marijuana legalization we should see more taxes coming in too.
  • I rode one in Detroit and thought they were fun and were a quick way to get around downtown. They make the "last mile" a lot easier, for someone who is getting off a bus or other transit and wants to get to their destination quicker. It was nice to …