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Construction Update 01-18-19

Park District

Site preparation work is underway, with sidewalk closures now in place for the first phase of the project. A map of the closures is available here. Community members should also keep in mind that there will be a road closure on Albert Ave., from Abbot Rd. to Evergreen Ave., beginning in summer 2019 for infrastructure improvements (including a much-needed realignment of the roadway).

Some portions of a previous foundation were discovered underground and are being removed, adding some unanticipated work to the schedule. Meanwhile, the Developer is finalizing some details on their end that are necessary prior to foundation permit issuance. The foundation permit is expected to be issued soon.

Center City

On the Grand River building, roofing work continues above the 12th and final floor, as windows and exterior skin continue their installation. Throughout the interior, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and drywall continues to be installed, with inspections now passing the 6th floor making their way up. The Tenant Improvements for Target continue their progress.

On the Albert building, the east side continues to go vertical as level 9 pours have been completed and walls are being placed. A pour for level 10 is being planned for the near future. On the west side, pours for the transfer slab on the 6th floor (between the parking deck and apartments above) are nearly complete. A full top out of the entire building is targeted for the end of March, weather allowing. Meanwhile, on the ground floor the retail spaces are being demised with interior walls as various trades continue their work on the interior.

City staff is monitoring area roadways to ensure proper cleanup occurs, especially as weather changes can cause muddy conditions that need to be managed properly. The construction company also continues to examine the site to mitigate any impacts to the local community.

The Hub @ East Lansing

Level 9 floor pour 3 will be completed Monday of next week (01/21). Level 9 walls will continue through next week. Level 10 pour 1 will occur sometime in the middle of next week. 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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