Public-private development in East Lansing is simple. Promise something to get lucrative tax breaks and bond financing. Then build what is most profitable, high priced student apartments and late night bars, which could have been built without tax giveaways or subsidized parking structures. Developers are never held accountable for bait and switch. No one is ever fired for aiding and abetting.
Next shoe to fall is the senior housing with the deck for the old folks with the Trump dye-jobs.
What amazes me is that the developers and the developtocrats and the patronage politicians think anyone will believe them after being lied to over and over and over again. What amazes me even more is how many people believe.