All 57 studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments in the complex have been booked for the past four months, he said.
“We could have filled double that amount,” McGraw said. “The lofts are less than 100 yards from campus and walkable to all athletic stadiums and restaurants (in the plaza).”
Not technically Trowbridge Village, but this seems like a good thread to encompass the entire area. I shop at the Fresh Thyme fairly regularly, but today was literally the first time I noticed the SpringHill Suites by Marriott East Lansing University Area. I'd seen it in the city council agendas a week or two ago, as they are seeking to sell alcohol in the little sundry room, but this is literally the first time I noticed it with my own eyes. Apparently, it opened last month some time. The 88 room, 4-story hotel sits near the back of the site, so maybe that's why it never caught my eye. Apparently the retail building at the front of the lot is still under construction. This one is called Trowbridge Crossings.
Looking back the the staff report for this one, it's crazy to see that this one has 37 fewer parking space than is usually required and they got a reduction per the zoning code which allows it. They also had to request a special use permit for: the hotel, which exceeds by two stories what's allowed in this zoning district, and for a drive-thru restaurant space in the retail building.
The special use and site plan application for 947 Trowbridge is going before the planning commission at their June 26 meeting. This is the one for the reconstruction of the old Quality Dairy at the site into a two-unit commercial building, one unit which will include a Biggby Coffee shop and the other speculative commercial space. The special use is for a drive-thru for the Biggby unit, which is a special use in East Lansing.
The Quality Dairy closed in May 2016.
Quality Dairy to close in competitive Trowbridge corridor