Lieutenant Governor Calley to Speak at Celebration of Center City District

Friday, May 11, 2018, 9:41 am
By: 
Alice Dreger

Above: a rendering of the Grand River Avenue side of the project.

Michigan Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley will appear as a special guest speaker at a celebration of East Lansing’s Center City District project next Tuesday, May 15. Also expected to speak at the event is East Lansing Mayor Mark Meadows.

Lead developer Mark Bell of Harbor Bay Real Estate invites members of the community to “join us on a momentous day of appreciation, recognition, and celebration of the Center City District project.” The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. at 200 Albert Avenue, the location of the former Lot 1 parking lot, now under construction.

The celebratory announcement indicates that names have now been chosen for the two residential segments of the project. The active adult (aged 55 and over) housing on Albert Avenue, above the new parking garage, is to be called Newman Lofts. The “market rate/student housing” tower on Grand River Avenue, above the planned Target store, will be called Landmark on Grand River.

East Lansing Director of Planning Tim Dempsey has said the parking garage should be completed a year from now. Mayor Mark Meadows recently told members of Peoples Church that interior work for the Target store will starting withing a couple of months. The $132 million public-private redevelopment is being supported with a $58 million tax increment financing (TIF) deal.

For ELi’s complete coverage of the Center City District project, click here.