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Downtown Construction Update 12/14/18

Park District

Staff is working with the contractor to finalize the site containment plan. Once the plan is complete it will be sent out via various city channels and available via the City’s website.

Remedial site work is planned to begin very soon. The developer expects to begin foundation work in mid-January 2019.

Center City

Over 200,000 labor hours have now been spent on the Center City Project. Next week, a major milestone will be reached as they plan to top out the Grand River building. Metal panels continue to be placed on the exterior of the building, as the brick work is nearing completion on the south elevation. Trades continue their climb up the interior, with inspections following.

On the Albert side, the last pour for the west side of the 5th floor is scheduled for late this week, as framing has already begun for the 6th floor (the transfer slab). On the east side, walls have been placed on the 6th floor apartments with a 7th floor pour scheduled early next week.

Work on the Center City project will have extended hours from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Friday, (12/14), to complete material delivery to the site. The material delivery will be facilitated through the west end of the alley.

The Hub @ East Lansing

Level 7 pour 1 will be completed Friday 12/14. The level 6 walls are 50% complete with the trusses for the ceiling and the decking for level 7 falling close behind. Level 7 walls will begin placement sometime next week and will chase across level 7 as level 7 is poured out. Interior and exterior walls at the podium levels continue (both stud and masonry walls). Windows continue to chase the walls up the building. Concrete placement will continue on a regular basis, utilizing closed roads or the alley directly adjacent to the project to minimize impacts to traffic/pedestrians. Deliveries will continue to increase, as Electrical, Mechanical, and Fire Suppression trades continue roughing in the garage, first floor, and mezzanine, and working their way up the building.

The contractor continues to monitor the site for safety and implement additional traffic control techniques as necessary based on delivery volumes. The southern alley is closed and parking has been relocated to East Café across the street.

Thank you for your patience during the construction downtown. Please remember to sign up for downtown East Lansing construction alerts by texting ELBUZZ to 38470. You can also visit to find the latest information about the construction in downtown East Lansing. As always, you can reach the City Construction Communication Team at or (517) 319-6930 with any questions.

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