Q & A for RFQ/P
|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.|
- We have an interest in replying to this RFP, but understand responses take a considerable investment in time and funds...
- Could the deadline for questions be moved into January given that we are likely to have questions throughout the development of our proposals?
- Could you the proposed revised layout for Albert Avenue. We are interested in seeing how much land will remain available where 303 Abbot currently sits.
- Do you know if The Peoples’ Church was supportive or against the previous project proposals for this area?
- There are several buildings in the "center" portion of the area-of-consideration. Are these buildings currently occupied?
- The RFQ/P identifies the “Land” as an “Incentive/Financial Resource” (page 9). It notes that the land will be available for sale or lease. What are the City’s expectations related to this?
- Has there been any environmental testing on the soil or existing buildings?
- Are there any soil borings available for the properties (reports on soil bearing capacity, hard pan depth and water table height)?
- The City completed an infrastructure analysis for the previously proposed project - is this available for review?