Park District Investment Group and Privately-owned Parcels

The Park District Investment Group (PDIG) site plan and SUP have been approved for Building A and B. The Developer Timeline outlines past activity. 

The plans for Buildings A and B can be found on the Project Submittal and Communications page and the timeline of reviews for these projects can be found on the Developer Timeline and Attachments page.

UPDATE: The review and due diligence on the projects proposed for the privately-owned portions of the Park District planning area have been delayed pending resolution of recent foreclosure action.

Development Agreement Due Diligence Review 

The Downtown Development Authority has contracted with Clark Hill and National Development Council to provide a third-party Legal Review of the Development Agreement, Brownfield Plan and Financial Documents (PDF) related to this project. The legal review is the first report received and as additional reports are received they will be posted online. The current draft of the financial review can be found here: Park District Financial Review (PDF).

DTN Management and the publicly-owned parcels

On June 4, 2015, Colin Cronin of DTN Management Company submitted a Letter Requesting that the City of East Lansing Re-engage with DTN (PDF) on their previously withdrawn Park District proposal, which included building on four DDA-owned parcels on Evergreen Avenue as well as three City-owned parcels that are currently surface parking lots. The previous proposal included an office building, a parking structure, multi-family rental housing, owner-occupied housing, rental housing restricted to residents that are 55+ and commercial retail space. The DDA has approved an Amended Pre-Development Agreement (PDF) at their June regular meeting. The agreement was discussed with City Council on July 7, 2015 at their work session and approved by City Council on August 4, 2015.

RFQ/P Archive

The City of East Lansing invited experienced developers to submit qualifications and conceptual proposals in October 2012. The Park District Planning Area RFQ/P (PDF) was drafted after two public meetings in early September to solicit community input. More than 100 community members attended the two meetings. The RFP/Q was due on Feb. 8, 2013.

The Park District Planning Area Review Team was appointed by the Downtown Development Authority in February 2013 to review the submitted proposals. The Review Team held a series of public meetings to review the criteria, score the proposals, conduct candidate interviews and conduct a financial review of the top three candidates.

On May 22, 2013, the Review Team voted to recommend the proposals from DTN Management Company and Lurvey White Ventures to City Council for further consideration as potential development partners for the Park District Planning Area. City Council ultimately selected DTN Management Company as the development partner for the Park District Planning Area on Aug. 6, 2013.

The RFQ/P was the first step toward selecting a developer and a project. There are multiple other steps involved in the process, including significant due diligence and feasibility studies, approval of a development agreement, design work, a site plan review and more.