The East Village has been a huge topic for students and residents for the past year. Now that the project has entered into its second phase does anyone believe that Pierce Education Properties will be able to get companies like DTN Management to just sign their land over? Is this plan a good idea for both the city and the students or just another way for the city to push students to the outer limits of the city? I believe that the East Village needs to be reconstructed but perhaps not in the manner that the city is going. Most current students that I’ve talked to dislike the plans that Pierce has laid out because they do not believe normal undergraduate students will be able to afford such luxuries that are to be included in the apartments. When I spoke to residents and alumni they are all for the change and think the improvemnt in the area will lead to more businesses coming to East Lansing.