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Following an extensive public review process, East Lansing City Council selected DTN Management as the development partner for the City- and DDA-controlled portions of the Park District Planning Area in August 2013. The ultimate goal is to incorporate a high-quality mix of commercial and residential uses that will enhance the western end of downtown East Lansing.

 

Recent Update: DTN Withdraws Park District Proposal

DTN Management Company has withdrawn its redevelopment proposal for the Park District Planning Area. The decision to withdraw comes upon news of yesterday’s election results. The ballot proposal for the “Authorization of Sale of City-Owned Property” did not meet the 60 percent threshold required by the City Charter. Read more.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

A number of new FAQ have been compiled on the Park District Project (updated 10-10-14).

 

Park District Fly Through (updated 11-01-14)

View a new 3-D visualization of the proposed Park District Planning Area currently under review. It includes changes that were discussed at the recent Planning Commisson meeting.

 

DTN Submits Revised Plans (Sept. 26, 2014)

DTN recently submitted revised plans for Buildings C, D and E in response to public comment at the Planning Commission public hearing in August. These plans will be reviewed by the Planning Commission at the Oct. 22 meeting.

 

Park District Area to be Reviewed as Two Separate Projects

As of June 4, 2014, two developers have communicated with the City that they will move forward with two separate redevelopment projects on the Park District project site.

 

DTN Management Co. is working to developing the properties that the DDA and City control as well as the property at 404 Evergreen Avenue. Additionally, the Park District Investment Group is working to redevelop the properties that they control along Grand River Avenue as well as the Evergreen Arms Apartment site.


Both development groups have submitted proposals for redevelopment projects on the sites they control. Staff has reviewed the documents and the revised proposals are available to the public.

 

Sale of City-Owned Property

Staff is requesting City Council approval to include the following "Sale of City-Owned Property" on the November 4, 2014 ballot. Learn more.

 

DTN Project Website

DTN is maintaining a project website @ ELParkDistrict.com, which will be used to present ideas, solicit feedback and keep neighbors and stakeholders updated as the planning process moves forward.

 

Urban Planners Weigh in on Park District Vision

MLive asked two urban planners what they would envision for the Park District Planning area project. Read the opinions of Mark Wilson, professor at the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction, and Zenia Kotval, professor at the MSU School of Planning Design and Construction.

 

Sign Up for Updates / Share Feedback
Community members can sign up to receive updates and share feedback from the City of East Lansing. In addition, community members can sign up to receive regular updates from DTN Management Company.
 

 

 

Following an extensive public review process, East Lansing City Council selected DTN Management as the development partner for the City- and DDA-controlled portions of the Park District Planning Area in August 2013. The ultimate goal is to incorporate a high-quality mix of commercial and residential uses that will enhance the western end of downtown East Lansing.

 

Recent Update: DTN Withdraws Park District Proposal

DTN Management Company has withdrawn its redevelopment proposal for the Park District Planning Area. The decision to withdraw comes upon news of yesterday’s election results. The ballot proposal for the “Authorization of Sale of City-Owned Property” did not meet the 60 percent threshold required by the City Charter. Read more.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

A number of new FAQ have been compiled on the Park District Project (updated 10-10-14).

 

Park District Fly Through (updated 11-01-14)

View a new 3-D visualization of the proposed Park District Planning Area currently under review. It includes changes that were discussed at the recent Planning Commisson meeting.

 

DTN Submits Revised Plans (Sept. 26, 2014)

DTN recently submitted revised plans for Buildings C, D and E in response to public comment at the Planning Commission public hearing in August. These plans will be reviewed by the Planning Commission at the Oct. 22 meeting.

 

Park District Area to be Reviewed as Two Separate Projects

As of June 4, 2014, two developers have communicated with the City that they will move forward with two separate redevelopment projects on the Park District project site.

 

DTN Management Co. is working to developing the properties that the DDA and City control as well as the property at 404 Evergreen Avenue. Additionally, the Park District Investment Group is working to redevelop the properties that they control along Grand River Avenue as well as the Evergreen Arms Apartment site.


Both development groups have submitted proposals for redevelopment projects on the sites they control. Staff has reviewed the documents and the revised proposals are available to the public.

 

Sale of City-Owned Property

Staff is requesting City Council approval to include the following "Sale of City-Owned Property" on the November 4, 2014 ballot. Learn more.

 

DTN Project Website

DTN is maintaining a project website @ ELParkDistrict.com, which will be used to present ideas, solicit feedback and keep neighbors and stakeholders updated as the planning process moves forward.

 

Urban Planners Weigh in on Park District Vision

MLive asked two urban planners what they would envision for the Park District Planning area project. Read the opinions of Mark Wilson, professor at the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction, and Zenia Kotval, professor at the MSU School of Planning Design and Construction.

 

Sign Up for Updates / Share Feedback
Community members can sign up to receive updates and share feedback from the City of East Lansing. In addition, community members can sign up to receive regular updates from DTN Management Company.
 

 

 



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