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Construction Update 10-04-19

Park District

The Abbot

The Level 7 deck has been completely poured and wall panels are now being erected. Framing of exterior walls on level 1, 2 and 3 is underway. Next week the concrete pad for the buck hoist will be poured. Work on the covered pedestrian walkway along Grand River Ave. is underway and is tentatively scheduled to be open to the public on Monday afternoon (10/07).

The Graduate Hotel

This week at the Graduate Hotel the south portion of the level 2 post tension deck pour requirements were met and cabling tensioning was completed. The BWL has removed pole C and both transformers have been set in place. Next week, a concrete pour is scheduled for the north portion of the level 2 post tension deck on Monday (10/07) and the second level columns are being poured at the south elevation.

Albert Ave. Road Closure Between Abbot Rd. and Evergreen Ave.

On Monday (09/23), underground infrastructure work began on Albert Ave., between Abbot Rd. and Evergreen Ave. This work requires the closure of Albert Ave. between Abbot Rd. and Evergreen Ave. Traffic heading southbound on Abbot Rd. will be detoured via Oakhill Ave. Traffic headed westbound on Albert Ave., will be detoured Abbot Rd. to Grand River, or Abbot Rd. to Oakhill Ave. Traffic heading southbound on Evergreen Ave. will be directed to Valley Court Drive to Delta.

Center City

The 12 story Landmark Building is complete.

The Newman Lofts building is nearing completion and a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy has been issued. Residents have started moving into the apartments. The parking deck is open and accessible to the public. Tenant spaces on the ground level are progressing with various general contractors completing this work. Fosters Coffee is now open.

The Hub @ East Lansing

The water main project in the alley has been completed. Site restoration is now underway.

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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