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Construction Update 05-17-19

Park District

This week, concrete and 2nd floor decking work were the focus of the mixed use building on the corner of Grand River and Abbot as it continues the vertical rise. Concrete was poured and other preparations for a large transformer which will be installed on site soon.

On the hotel side, Auger cast piles are being installed and are expected to be complete by early next week. The underground contractor will demobilize as work shifts to grade beams and footings next week.

On Tuesday, May 21 or Wednesday, May 22, a temporary closure of Abbot Road, from Grand River to Albert Ave., may take place between the hours of 7 a.m. to noon. Once the closure date and time have been confirmed, City staff will visit the businesses and property managers affected by this closure to make arrangements for access and other items.

Center City

New sidewalks and pavers are complete adjacent to the project along Grand River. Planter boxes with seating are being fabricated and will be installed in the near future. Drywall is mostly complete through the top floor of the Grand River building, with finishes making their way up the building as well.

Next week, work begins to coordinate final fixture deliveries for Target, as well as underground utility work in the alley (see below).

On the Albert side, the curb lines were poured this week as work continues on the exterior hardscapes. Windows are making their way on the northern retail/ restaurant areas as the Board of Water & Light began work to install the street lights along Albert. Work continues on the parking structure as drywall has made its way to the top of the apartment building on the east side.

The project will be limited to on-site work during the Art Festival.

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.

Utility Work – Water Main Installation East End of 100/200 Block E. Grand River Alley

Water main installation project at the east end of the 100/200 block of E. Grand River alley is tentatively scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 28. City staff will be meeting with the businesses and residential tenants to discuss the project. It is anticipated the project will take two weeks to complete. During this work both the alley and the south bound lane of M.A.C Ave. will be closed.

The Hub @ East Lansing

Hanging drywall at level 9 is nearly complete with tapers and finishers right behind. Finishes continue at levels 3-7 and will be moving up as the drywall is completed on upper floors. MEP rough in at level 10 is nearly complete and therefore almost ready for drywall. Exterior masonry walls at podium level is complete. Metal panels and masonry on the tower are ongoing. Roof is 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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