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Construction Update 04-26-19

Park District

Grade beams and pile caps are complete as the mixed-use building project heads vertical. The tower crane was erected and is now operational. Concrete pours for the stair and elevator cores occurred this week. Concrete pours for the second floor deck are planned to begin next week.

The foundation crew for the Graduate Hotel is on site and foundation work has begun with the removal of soil, soil retention work, and the installation of test piles. Once the tests are passed, work will begin to drill 72 auger cast piles.

Center City

On the Albert building, the entire building is now topped out, with roof work and window installation well underway. On the ground floor, work continues to prepare the retail shells for new tenants. Masonry work has continued on the northern facade and pedestrian link. The facade masonry is expected to be completed within approximately 2 weeks. Exterior panels are expected to be placed very soon. Work to traffic coat interior surfaces is well underway. Striping of parking spaces is planned for the near future.

On the Grand River building drywall work has now reached the 12th and highest floor, as apartments are largely completed up to the 8th floor. Panel work is now well underway on all elevations, and should be complete near the beginning of June. The second and third amenity deck pour occurred this week, signifying the end of elevated concrete pours on the Grand River building. Alley utility and hardscape work continued this week as well (more info below).

Center City Sidewalk

Beginning Monday (04/29), weather permitting, work will begin on the Grand River sidewalk adjacent to the Center City Project. Pedestrian access to businesses will be maintained at all times.

Center City – West End Alley Concrete Pours

The final alley pour is scheduled to be completed today (04/26).

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.

Consumers Energy Utility Work

Beginning today, (04/26), at the east end of the 100-200 block of E. Grand River Alley, Consumers Energy and Henkels & McCoy will be installing a new gas main. It is anticipated this project will take approximately two weeks to complete. During this work the east end of the alley will be closed to vehicular traffic. Pedestrian access will be maintained.

Consumers Energy and Henkels & McCoy will be working the following hours:

Friday, April 26: 5 – 11 p.m.

Saturday, April 27: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Monday, April 29 – Friday, May 3: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. (clean-up during 8 – 9 p.m.)

There will be no work on Saturday, May 4.

City staff has visited the businesses and property managers affected by the gas main project to make arrangements for vehicle parking and other items.

The Hub @ East Lansing

Drywall at level 8 is nearly complete and level 9 will begin as it continues getting rough in inspections. Finishes continue at levels 3-5 and will be moving up as the drywall is completed on upper floors. Interior studs walls are nearly complete on level 10 with several MEP rough-ins on going as well. Exterior masonry walls at podium level is nearly complete. Metal panels and masonry on the tower are ongoing. Roof is nearly complete at the high main roof, with the lower roofs continuing as weather permits. Level 1 storefront is nearly complete meaning the tenant spaces will be dried in. Concrete placement will be winding down until June/July when the site concrete work takes place. Deliveries will continue to increase, as Electrical, Mechanical, and Fire Suppression trades continue roughing in and the finish trades begin the fit out at first floor, 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.

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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