The city of East Lansing might eliminate a decade old requirement intended to bring older residents to a part of town dominated by student housing in order to lure in new development.

East Lansing City Council wants to get rid of an owner occupancy requirement in East Village, a 35 acre area on the south side of Grand River Avenue between Bogue Street and Hagadorn Road.

If the zoning code were to be amended, it would allow Chicago developer Core Campus to develop a large housing project on Grand River Avenue and Bogue Street.

East Lansing Mayor Mark Meadows said, "East Village was one of the first areas to develop into student housing."  "The idea behind the code was that somehow that would change.  Here's more from the Lansing State Journal.

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