Changes afoot in East Lansing

April 25, 2018 by  

Change is coming to East Lansing in the form of developments that are in various stages of planning and construction. What makes the situation unique is that the projects are large and the efforts are underway simultaneously.

The $125m City Center District Project will erect an apartment building 12 stories tall on East Grand River, with a small Target store on the first floor. A second mixed-use building 10 stories high will sit behind the apartment building. The second structure will have space for retail on the first floor, parking spaces on the next four higher floors, and five stories of apartments for those over 55 above that. The new Target and garage should be open by early 2019, and the whole project should be finished by August, 2019.

The Hub, a 10-story apartment building focused on student housing, is now under construction, and should be finished next summer and open by August, 2019. It will offer 347 apartments that can accommodate up to 585 residents, and 158 parking spaces are included.

The 565 E. Grand River Avenue project, an apartment building with five stories, opened in 2017. Last October, the Eli and Edyth Broad Art Museum leased space on the building’s ground floor. The new facility will include space for exhibits, studying and classes, as well as public gatherings. ‘The Art Lab’, as it is known, will open May 19 at 10:00 am.

Projects like this give developers the change to create a logo design that will be unique to the development.