New Redevelopment Projects

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  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Center Project - A redevelopment project at the former Bailey Community Center site, 300 Bailey St., which includes senior housing, the CAHP offices and a daycare. The project is close to completion. 
  • Park District Planning Area - A redevelopment project at the northwest corner of Abbot Road and Grand River Avenue (100-140 W. Grand River) and the parcel at 341-345 Evergreen Avenue, including a mixed use building with apartments and retail, a separate hotel building, and a residential building planned for affordable rental apartments. View Updated Amended Brownfield Plan 11 (9/6/18).
  • Center City District - A large-scale redevelopment project is underway in the heart of downtown East Lansing at 125, 133, 135 and 201-209 E. Grand River Ave. and the City's Albert Avenue Parking Lot, 200 Albert Ave. The project broke ground in November 2017 and will include senior housing, mixed market housing, street level retail (including the addition of a national grocery and soft goods retailer) and additional public parking. 
  • 1100 Trowbridge - A project is currently underway to replace what was the Howard Johnson hotel site at 1100 Trowbridge Road with a four-story, extended-stay hotel with 88 suites, to be operated by Springhill Suites by Marriott, and a single-level retail building.
  • The Hub - A project is currently underway at the southeast corner of Grand River Avenue and Bogue Street, which will include a 10-story, mixed-use building with 347 market rate apartments, 12,220 square feet of retail and a parking structure with 158 spaces.
  • The Hub 2 - Core Campus Manager, LLC submitted a site plan and special use permit application for the Hub II which includes the properties at 131, 135, 207, 217 and 227 Bogue Street. The proposal is to demolish all of the existing buildings on the site and construct a 14 story, 720-unit multi-family development in two separate buildings, each at 152 feet tall, including amenities for the residents and structured parking for 400 vehicles. The development proposes a mix of apartment types ranging from efficiencies to four-bed units, including row houses.

Neighborhood Scale Planning


Master Plan

  • Bigger Picture - Master Plan Update: The Master Plan Update has been completed. It is one of the primary tools used to guide decisions that affect future land use and development in the community.

Cultural Placemaking

  • Cultural Economic Development Plan (PDF): Learn more about the Cultural Economic Development Plan for Greater Lansing's Urban Centers and the Plan's vision that "Greater Lansing will be the Midwest's most welcoming and supportive destination for creative innovators and entrepreneurs."
  • Urban Design Guidelines - The Downtown Development Authority’s document that helps guide decisions about design elements in downtown East Lansing, including decorative paving, site amenities and the addition of public art throughout the downtown.

Technology and Innovation Highlights

  • Jackson National Life Insurance Company leased and repurposed the former Barnes & Noble building in downtown East Lansing for a new office facility, which provides new full-time and part-time work for area college students and community members.
  • Technology Innovation Center (TIC): fosters the region's entrepreneurial culture by helping entrepreneurs successfully grow their business.
  • The Hatch: a City and MSU initiated student business accelerator enables student entrepreneurs to grow their ideas through a creative, co-working environment
  • Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB): a new $730 million National User Facility for nuclear science is currently under construction on the MSU campus.
  • IBM Global Delivery Center for Application Services continues to expand its operations in East Lansing
  • Working Bugs, a green chemical manufacturer, is transforming the former Public Works site into an expanded production facility.
  • Vertafore expanded their East Lansing hub, bringing 150 employees into a 36,000 square foot office space at 1500 Abbot Road in East Lansing.

Transportation Projects

Northern Tier Projects

  • The Willows at East Lansing: Trilogy Health Services builds nearly 81,000 square feet of senior living and long term health care facilities. A first addition to the facility is currently under construction.
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine recently built a 6,000-square-foot addition to their existing office at 3000 Coolidge Road.