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Old Posted Sep 27, 2017, 5:51 AM
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The Center City District received the last piece of its financing, yesterday, so construction will start in the next few weeks. Center City District is the downtown East Lansing project with the Target on the ground floor.

The site’s plans include a 12-story apartment building on the 100 block of East Grand River Avenue. A small-scale Target with a grocery section will take up the building's first floor.

The developer also plans to build a 10-story structure on the site of City Lot 1 behind the apartment building, which will include retail space on the first floor, parking on the next four levels and a five-story apartment complex for people 55 and older.

The project will add 363 apartments to East Lansing, and the garage will include 620 parking spaces, about half of which would be public.
In other news, a downtown Lansing developer who purchased a long abandoned senior tower two blocks from the capitol has finally secured the final piece of funding to start the renovation of this building into 103 micro apartments (studios and one bedrooms) with over 4,000 square feet of ground floor commercial and retail space. The building has been vacant since a 2000 fire by a disgruntled residence condemned the building. So far, the project doesn't have a name.

The eight-story building at 310 N. Seymour Ave. was damaged by a fire in 2000, but a local developer plans to complete renovations on the long-empty structure by the end of next year.

A $13.7 million redevelopment project will include 4,430 square feet of office and retail space on the first floor and 103 "micro-style" apartment units, as well as improvements to the building's facade and courtyard.
Prep work begins in the next few weeks, and they are looking for a December 2018 opening. And interesting story behind this is that the most serious proposal for this property prior to this was a group who'd have turned it into apartments for homeless individuals.

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