WILLIAMSTON – A four-story mixed use development about to go up on the west side of downtown just might be able to lay claim to being Williamston's tallest building.
The highest-reaching buildings in the heart of the business district are three stories.
Crews broke ground late last week on what is being called the 304 River Edge Apartments on vacant property at 304 W. Grand River Ave. According to Andrew Kneffel of Lansing-based KMG Prestige, the managing agent for the property, the structure will consist of 4,300 square feet of commercial space on the first floor with three floors of apartments above it.
Kneffel said he expects the building to be ready by late spring.
“It’s going to be a pretty exciting venture for us in Williamston,” he said.
There will be 30 apartments — 18 units with two bedrooms and another 12 with one. Kneffel said the one-bedroom units will rent for $1,100 a month and the two-bedroom apartments will cost $1,550 or $1,600 a month, depending on location.
The house was built circa 1870 and approved as a historic site in 1987, said Laura Ashlee, a historian with the State Historic Preservation Office.
Tavern & Tap in downtown Lansing plans to add a second location in downtown Okemos at the former Meridian Asset Resource Center building at 4675 Okemos Road. Developer Kris Elliott, of Evergreen Companies, bought the building in April 2015 and was granted a zoning variance last week to add 1,700 square feet. It is unclear when the restaurant might open.