Voters reject parking lot proposal

By Chris Hauler
Entirely East Lansing

For years, citizens have urged the city to clean up the blighted section on the west side of downtown. Voters had the chance to approve a proposal which would allow the city to negotiate to sell three acres of vacant or unused property. The proposal needed 60 percent approval to pass, and while the results were close, it ultimately failed to reach the needed outcome by 57% to 43%. Approval would not have led to the direct sale of the property, it would have been an important step in redeveloping that corner. DTN Management Co.