Post Number: 203
|Posted on Tuesday, June 05, 2007 - 5:08 pm: || |
There are a number of exciting projects slated for construction and already under various stages of construction in East Lansing and Lansing designed around a more walkable urban model that might also work well in Detroit. One of the more interesting projects is a condo development called (1) The Stadium District currently under construct on Michigan Ave. across the street from the Lansing Lugnuts minor league baseball team, if built on a larger scale, would work well around a possible new hockey arena in Detroit. A second notable Lansing development is the (2) S Grand Condos that would be a 12-20-story 150-200 condos located near the Grand River. Voters would have to approve the sale of the land before this development goes through. If investors are willing to construct a 12-20-story condo development for a view of the Grand River and downtown Lansing, projects like this shouldn’t be too far away for the Detroit River with views of our friendly Northern neighbors and downtown Detroit’s much better skyline.
An East Lansing development currently under construction in is the (3) West Village Development. It includes 15 rowhouse-style townhouses, a four floor building with ground floor retail, a redevelopment of existing student housing into condos, and the moving of a small historic Lansing Water and Power structure to an adjacent park that will be used as a stage for community productions. Another East Lansing development is the (4) Stonehouse Village III, which is located near downtown East Lansing. This development project, which is part of an exciting phase of condos already constructed, will consist of a two-level, 122 space, parking structure and 36 new owner-occupied one, two and three bedroom loft condominiums. The structure will be five-stories. The largest of the developments in East Lansing, (5) East Village, covers 25 acres of mixed use development in an urban atmosphere. The estimated cost of the development exceeds $800 million dollars. It is expected to include retail, restaurants and cafes, multi-theater complex that shares classrooms with MSU, a river park, and housing. It is slated to include 380,000 square feet of retail, 100,000 square feet of civic and university space, 1,050 units of housing, a 200 room hotel and 35,000 square feet of conference space, 4,200 parking spaces, and a 6 acre park. This project should about double the size of “downtown” East Lansing. Projects like this should be able to feed off the growing presence of Wayne State and the other cultural amenities in the Cultural District.
The following links provide additional information on the above mentioned projects.
(1) The Stadium District
(2) S Grand Condos
http://www.lsj.com/apps/pbcs.d ll/article?AID=/20070515/NEWS0 1/705150315/1001/news
(3) West Village
(4) Stonehouse Village III
(5) East Village
http://www.piercecompany.com/f eatured-projects.html http://www.piercecompany.com/m su-campus-map.pdf