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Timeline

Date Summary
March 16, 2017 Discussion of site plan at DDA Project & Infrastructure Committee Meeting
March 22, 2017 Planning Commission Public Hearing
April 12, 2017 Planning Commission to consider Site Plan
April 13, 2017 Downtown Development Authority to hold special meeting to review Site Plan
April 13, 2017 Discussion of Brownfield Plan at Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Special Meeting
April 20, 2017 Discussion of Brownfield Plan at Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Special Meeting - BRA Approved Brownfield Plan
April 25, 2017 Public Hearings for Brownfield Plan & Site Plan at East Lansing City Council Meeting (plans approved by Council)
May 25, 2017 Brownfield Redevelopment Authority approved the Park District Brownfield Reimbursement Agreement
June 1, 2017 Downtown Development Authority held a special meeting to provide input on the Park District Development Agreement
June 6, 2017 City Council to consider Development Agreement - approved
June 22, 2017 DDA and BRA approve Park District Development Agreement
July 27, 2017 Downtown Development Authority approves First Addendum to Park District Development Agreement for Park District 
July 27, 2017 Brownfield Redevelopment Authority adopts Brownfield Plan #26 and approves First Addendum to Park District Development Agreement for Park District
July 27, 2017 City Council held Public Hearing and adopts Brownfield Plan #26 and approves termination of Brownfield Plans #11 and #23. City Council also approved the First Addendum to Park District Development Agreement.
Sept. 14, 2017 Downtown Development Authority holds special meeting to approve an amended Interlocal Agreement for and Second Addendum to the Development Agreement for the Park District
Sept. 14, 2017 Brownfield Redevelopment Authority holds special meeting to also approve an amended Interlocal Agreement for the Park District, Amended Brownfield Plan #11, an Amended Reimbursement Agreement and Second Addendum to the Development Agreement, with the same conditions as the DDA passed
Sept. 19, 2017 City Council held a special meeting and approved Amended Brownfield Plan #11 for the Park District Project, the second Addendum to the Development Agreement, the Memorandum of Agreement between the City of East Lansing, the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (BRA),  the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and 110 Grand River LLC and 341 Evergreen LLC with an amended Exhibit F to the Development Agreement, and the Land Transfer Agreement between the City of East Lansing, the BRA, the DDA, and 100 Grand River LLC and 341 Evergreen LLC
Sept. 21, 2017 An agreement was not reached between the former developer of the City Center II project and the current developer regarding the Michigan Business Tax credit, so the project will not be moving forward. However, demolition of the existing properties will take place the weekend of Oct. 7 as planned. The developer proposes to re-work the site plan in the coming months.
January 9, 2018 City Council approved the Termination of the Park District Development Agreement, Land Transfer Agreement, and the Brownfield Reimbursement Agreement (“Termination”), by and among the City of East Lansing, the City of East Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, the Downtown Development Authority of the City of East Lansing , and 100 Grand River LLC and 341 Evergreen LLC (collectively, the “Developer”). 
February 27, 2018 City Council approved the termination of Brownfield Plan #11
June 15, 2018 Revised plans were submitted for the Park District site, including a mixed-used building with ground floor retail, apartments, parking, a separate hotel building and a second residential building. 
June 26, 2018 Revised site plan discussed at the Downtown Development Authority meeting
July 11, 2018 Planning Commission Public Hearing
July 25, 2018 Planning Commission considers site plan
July 26, 2018 Discussion of the site plan at the Downtown Development Authority meeting
August 8, 2018 Consideration of site plan by Planning Commission
August 9, 2018 Downtown Development Authority special meeting to consider site plan; recommended approval
August 14, 2018 City Council to hold a public hearing to consider site plan; site plan approved by Council
August 23, 2018 Downtown Development Authority and Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Board Meeting; Development Agreement and Amended Brownfield Plan #11 discussed
August 30, 2018 Downtown Development Authority and Brownfield Redevelopment Authority special meetings to consider Development Agreement, Amended Brownfield Plan #11
September 6, 2018 Downtown Development Authority and Brownfield Redevelopment Authority special meetings to consider Development Agreement, Amended Brownfield Plan #11
September 11, 2018 City Council to discuss Development Agreement, Amended Brownfield Plan #11 at Discussion Only Meeting.
September 18, 2018 City Council to hold a public hearing on Amended Brownfield Plan #11; action item on agenda for Development Agreement - Council approves Brownfield Plan #11 and the Development Agreement (see documents above)
September 27, 2018 DDA approves minor changes made to the Development Agreement (as approved by Council) and approves an interlocal agreement regarding Brownfield Plan #11. BRA approves a reimbursement agreement with the developer for payment of tax increment revenues.
November 27, 2018 The developer obtained State of Michigan approvals for the Michigan Business Tax Credit and the State's Brownfield TIF. Construction is targeted to begin in December 2018.

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.