EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing has received plans from Neumann/Smith Architecture, on behalf of Michigan State Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU), for the proposed MSUFCU Branch and Innovation Office Space in downtown East Lansing.
The proposed project includes a seven-story (105 feet tall) commercial building with a gross floor area of approximately 87,822 square feet. The building is intended to include an MSUFCU Branch Credit Union on the ground floor, a community space, general office space, tenant spaces for lease and related support and service spaces. It is intended to be built where the current Abbot/Albert Avenue Parking Lot is located at the northwest corner of the Abbot-Albert intersection. Additional land adjacent to the lot (made available by the realignment of Albert Avenue) is also a part of the proposed project site. Parking for the building would be provided by the existing municipal parking system. The site plan submittal was authorized by the East Lansing City Council through a Purchase and Sale Agreement (PSA) with MSUFCU. The City of East Lansing and MSUFCU entered into the PSA in conjunction with a ballot proposal to authorize the sale of the land, which was approved by voters in March 2020.
The formal submittal of a site plan and special use permit application, available for the public to view at www.cityofeastlansing.com/MSUFCUProject, signifies the beginning of the approval process for the proposed project. A public hearing is scheduled for the Planning Commission’s July 22 special meeting, with subsequent meetings expected by the Transportation Commission, Planning Commission and Downtown Development Authority. Any recommendations from these commissions are expected to be considered by City Council this fall.