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Construction Update 02-15-19

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 and pressured tested. Once they pass inspection, 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.

Periodic single lane closures in the 100 block of Abbot Road and along Albert Ave, between Abbot and Evergreen Ave., are tentatively scheduled to begin the week of 02/18/19, to accommodate utility work by the Board of Water and Light.

Center City

On the Grand River building, roofing work is mostly complete 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. Finishes such as floors, paint, and cabinets have made their way to the 4th floor with appliances expected to be installed in the near future. The Tenant Improvements for Target continue their progress towards an anticipated opening in early to mid-summer.

On the Albert building, the 10th floor walls have begun to be placed on the east side of the building, and roofing work is being planned for the near future. Framing and rough-ins for plumbing, mechanical, and electrical continue to make their way up the interior. On the west side, the final post tension concrete pour for level 7 has been completed. A full top out of the entire building is targeted for the end of March, weather allowing. On the ground floor, work continues to prepare the retail shells for new tenants.

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

Roof level floor pour 1 will be completed Tuesday (02/19), second roof pour will be later in the week. Level 10 walls will continue through next week with terrace level walls following closely behind the roof level pours. Drywall is nearing completion on level 3 and will be moving up to level 4 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. Metal panel will be visible on the exterior of the building in the coming weeks. 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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