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Construction Update 06-28-19

Park District

Last week, level 3 concrete pours were completed. This week, level 4 work continues with more concrete pours also planned for next week. 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.

The hotel began its vertical ascent this week. A special crane was put into operation on site to assist in the installation of the decks.

Center City

On the Grand River side, most of the trees have been planted in the planter boxes, and new bike loops have been installed along the Avenue as well. The exterior is essentially complete this week as well, with window washing taking place as well. Drywall, paint, and cabinets are mostly complete up to the 12th and final floor. Elevators are now fully operational. The finishing touches on the amenity levels are nearing completion.

On the Albert side, the sidewalks are mostly complete. The base for decorative pavers has been installed as well, with pavers expected to be installed soon. Road grading, decorative cross walk installation, and the paving of Albert Ave. is planned for mid-July. Upstairs, the apartments are approaching completion with utility rough-ins completed and drywall nearly complete, and on finishes such as flooring, cabinets, paint, and fixtures taking place on final floors. Windows and facades for the retail exteriors continue to be installed as well, as interior buildouts are underway for several 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

Level 2 is finishing up with taping and sanding, level 10 is prime painted with floors going in. Finishes continue at levels 3-10 and will be moving up as the drywall is completed on remaining floors and will circle back down to level 2 once it is completely sanded out. Metal panels and masonry on the tower are ongoing. A limited amount of roofing is left to complete as weather permits and roof pavers continue at the main upper roof. The pool and hot tubs were set today and will be plumbed in over the next week. 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. Grand River sidewalk, curb and gutter have been removed and replaced, and the sidewalk will follow. Deliveries will continue with all of the finish materials that need to go into 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. As always, you can reach the City Construction Communication Team at or (517) 319-6930 with any questions.

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