City Center II

Mark Bashore / WKAR

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.

Courtesy / Strathmore Development

East Lansing city officials and Strathmore Development have ended years of ongoing discussions over City Center II.

Courtesy / Strathmore Development

For years, East Lansing has struggled over what to do about the derelict buildings at Grand River and Abbot Road.  Some say an ambitious, multi-use development--City Center II--could be transformational.   That  proposal enters a crucial phase today.  The city council begins what could be the final discussions involving Strathmore Development’s $105-million downtown development plan.  WKAR’s Mark Bashore reports on what could be “high noon” for the seven year old public-private venture.