Located across from the Michigan State University campus, in East Lansing’s downtown district, East Lansing Apartments consist of two individual rental apartment towers, one for students and one for active adults, both at market rate-rental. The towers accommodate 96 active adult apartments, 289 market-rate student apartments and amenities including landscaped courtyards, a pool, fitness center, conference and meeting facilities, as well as a dedicated dog run. The ground floor is proposed as retail space and the street will be converted to a curbless “complete street” to accommodate the existing festivals that are held on the surface lot to create a flexible, active and diverse pedestrian corridor.
The community-oriented development will be instrumental in positioning the area as a pedestrian-focused, active living district. The project will include diverse housing options and one of only 35 urban Target stores in the U.S with a grocery option. It’s one of the more complex projects that the city of East Lansing has taken on in recent years, according to planning director Tim Dempsey.
Construction began in November of 2017, with occupancy slated for February 2019.