edited December 2016 in Lansing Community College
Check out these minutes from the LCC board. It talks about the plans for a new ramp by University Center, and the capital outlay request for the $44 million, 70k sq ft math center. It sounds like both of these projects are moving forward much faster than I anticipated. Also it's nice to see that the ramp will have ground floor retail and conference space.
Outline of new classroom building to be 4 floors/70,000 sq ft, with a bridge over Shiwassee from the A&S building on floors 3 and 4.
Concept 1 Site Plan.
Concept 1 looking SE from Genesee & Seymour.
Concept 1 looking SW from Genesee & Capitol.
Concept 2 Site Plan.
Concept 2 with expanded University Center.
Concept 2 without expanded University Center.
Looks like LCC is moving forward with their parking ramp adjacent to the University Center. It's tentatively set for a Summer 2009 groundbreaking.
Now the Council comes back with a proposal that will add $100k to the sale price and save them about $160k on their lease. I can't beleive they held this up for only $260k out of the $3.7 million original sale price and some $5 million in rennovations LCC will do. The only explantion for the Council's actions is that they just want to show the Mayor who's "boss." How dumb...
BTW, the city negotiated a $6 / sq ft lease rate for their space. If anyones getting screwed, its LCC, that space is at least worth $10-15 / sq ft and will be worth more after rennovations.
$6 did sound awfully low, but given that they are dealing with the city as opposed to a private tenant it seems reasonable, to me. I'm just glad the thing looks like it's going to get done.
Something else the article made note of was the city's vacation of Schoolcraft that runs along side Saginaw in the opposite direction. It's really just a pet peeve of mine, but I'm really against the city continuing to allow the the college to shutdown streets around and through the campus. It just further cuts off an possible connection in the future that could connect downtown and Old Town. Superblocks generally aren't good, either for urban development.
LCC will be doing a major renovation on 505 N Capitol at the northwest corner of Capitol & Genesee: LCC plans veterans resource center
The design is certainly interesting here, I'd like to see how it'll look in person. No real timeline is given on the project besides a June 30th, 2019 deadline to use state funds.
BTW, I see the article says this was the old Michigan Catholic Conference headquarters before they moved down Capitol.