Construction Update 02-01-19

February 1, 2019

Park District


The construction team is mobilized and ready to drill dozens of auger cast piles at the corner of W. Grand River and Albert. Test piles have been poured and will be evaluated after they are cured.  Once they pass, the contractor will start work to drill and pour over 110 piles. This will continue to be the main thrust of the work for several weeks.


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 following up the building.  The Tenant Improvements for Target continue their progress towards an anticipated opening in early to mid-summer.


On the Albert building, the east side continues to go vertical as level 10 (the final floor) pours have been completed and walls will be placed soon.  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 inside the building.


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 10 floor pours 1-3 will be completed Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of next week (02/04). Level 9 walls will continue through the beginning of next week with level 10 walls following closely behind the level 10 pours. Interior and exterior walls at the podium levels continue (both stud and masonry walls). Windows continue to chase the walls up the building. Metal panel trim and structure will begin Monday of next week. 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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