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Construction Update 6-14-19

Park District

Last week, level 2 concrete pours were completed. This week, level 3 work is underway with decking placed and concrete poured. This will continue to be the main thrust of work until the transfer slab is complete and work transitions to the placement of wall panels for the upper floors, later this summer.

On the hotel side, work to install elevator pits is complete, with concrete now focused on grade beams and pile caps. If weather permits, this work should be completed by the end of June. The hotel should begin its vertical ascent shortly thereafter.

Center City

On the Grand River building, the new water and gas mains are in, and service connections have all occurred. The final phase of this work is to install new concrete in the alleyway, which is occurring as weather permits (see below). Planter boxes with seating are being fabricated and will be installed along Grand River Ave. in the near future. Drywall, paint, and cabinets are mostly complete up to the 12th and final floor. Elevators are now fully operational. Work continues to finish the amenity levels.

On the Albert side, work continues to pour the sidewalks adjacent to the building working from west to east. The base for decorative pavers has been installed as well. The containment fence has been moved eastward to make way for hardscape work which is ongoing. Road grading and the paving of Albert Ave. is planned for mid-July. Inside the parking garage, the striping work is underway as work to install the access controls takes place as well. Upstairs, the apartments are approaching completion with the main thrust of the work is focused on finishing the final utility rough-ins and drywall, and on finishes such as flooring, cabinets, paint, and fixtures. Windows and facades for the retail exteriors continue to be installed as well.

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.

100/200 Block of E. Grand River Ave. Alley

The water main project in the alley has been completed. Weather permitting, the contractor will finish up the concrete work in the alley on Friday (06/14) and pour the curb and gutter on Saturday (06/15). The area of asphalt removed as part of the water main project on M.A.C. Ave. is scheduled for paving for Tuesday (06/18), weather permitting. The 2019 local street project on M.A.C. Avenue is slated to begin on July 8th.

The Hub @ East Lansing

Level 10 and level 2 insulation and drywall continue with finishers following closely behind. Finishes continue at levels 3-9 and will be moving up as the drywall is completed on remaining floors. Metal panels and masonry on the tower are ongoing. A limited amount of roofing is left to complete as weather permits and roof pavers have begun at the main upper roof. Level 1 storefront is nearly complete meaning the tenant spaces will be dried in. The sidewalk along Grand River has been closed and will remain closed until all work on that side of the building is complete. Site work has now begun in earnest. Grand River sidewalk, curb and gutter have been removed and replaced, and the sidewalk will follow. The remaining tower crane has been removed. 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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