Park District (formerly "100 Grand River", "City Center II", "Michigan Museum Place")



  • edited February 12

    Can anyone see over the fence to see if this one restarted? We've heard nothing about this one since about a month ago, and it appears they have construction equipment on the site according to this tweet from the city yesterday:

    Whose the general contractor/constructor for this one, BTW? I'm not sure if they ever talked about this.

  • I thing they're drilling pilings right now, they definitely have a drill rig on site. They also have most of the site excavated, though it doesn't look all that deep, easily less than 10 feet I'd guess. I'm usually by in the evening so I don't see what they're actually doing during the day.

  • I was by there last evening driving on Grand River, but wasn't by it long enough to see much beyond some excavation. Yeah, seeing as how it doesn't have any basement levels, they won't have to go that far down.

  • edited 1:40AM

    Guess I'd missed this, too:

    DRW Convexity Project at Blighted Corner Is Back On Track

    Apparently, EastLansingInfo had written a story of this in late January.

    DRW Convexity's project for East Lansing’s long-blighted vacant downtown corner is back on track.

    Two weeks ago, ELi broke the story that the major redevelopment project by DRW Convexity had been put on hold because the developers submitted plans for building permits that didn’t match what City Council had approved.

    East Lansing Director of Planning Tim Dempsey told ELi today that now the developers have submitted a new set of plans aimed at matching what Council approved. Planning staff is reviewing them now, and is not anticipating any additional major problems.

    In the meantime, foundation permits for the project’s biggest building have been approved. Excavation has started on the corner lot at Abbot Road and Grand River Avenue.


    The excavators working there recently found some unexpected old foundation, so that’s caused a bit of an unexpected delay, but it’s all expected to still be basically on schedule.


    A major electrical trunk line owned by the Lansing Board of Water and Light (BWL) runs underground where the new 13-story building is set to be constructed. That line, which serves most of downtown, has to be moved as part of this project.

    Oh, and EastLansingBuzz actually had an update for this one, too, from Friday:

    The construction team is mobilized and ready to drill dozens of auger cast piles at the corner of W. Grand River and Albert. Test piles have been poured and will be evaluated after they are cured and pressured tested. Once they pass inspection, the contractor will start work to drill and pour over 110 piles. This will continue to be the main thrust of the work for several weeks.

    Periodic single lane closures in the 100 block of Abbot Road and along Albert Ave, between Abbot and Evergreen Ave., are tentatively scheduled to begin the week of 02/18/19, to accommodate utility work by the Board of Water and Light.

  • edited 1:38AM

    Looks like Convexity also finally has this one up on their pages with the updated renderings. I guess the name is now simply "100 West Grand River":

    I'm still interested to see the updated siteplans, and wonder if they'll be on the city website somewhere?

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