EL Officials Get Input on Downtown

Sep 7, 2012

East Lansing city officials say they're pleased with the public input they're getting about what to do with some prime downtown real estate.

Administrators heard more on Friday regarding the four-plus acres at Grand River and Abbot dubbed the "Park District Planning Area."

City Manager George Lahanas says many participants in the 'community conversations' support a mixed-use plan.

"Where you have a residential (component), where you have an entertainment (component) perhaps or a commercial space in the downtown, perhaps office," he says. "Because it makes for a really lively environment."

Lahanas says city planners will use the input and create a 'request for proposal' within about 45 days.