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Site prep work for Center City District in downtown East Lansing began last week.  Center City is located on both Grand River Avenue and Albert Avenue and contains an 11-story building  with 273 apartments and an approximately 23,000 square foot urban-concept Target.  The second building is a 10-story building on Albert, which will contain a 5-story municipal parking garage with approximately 20,000 square feet of retail space and above that 5 stories containing 92 senior citizens apartments.  The alley between the site will be maintained for pedestrian access to all retail.

Grand River building:

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Albert building:

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The tallest building will measure 137 feet tall to its highest point nearly bumping up against the city's 140-foot height limit.

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The Target at East Lansing Center City will open this July:

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East Lansing small-format Target to hire 80, open in July

EAST LANSING — The first small-format Target in the mid-Michigan area will open July 21.

The 22,000-square-foot Target store at 201 E. Grand River Ave. will be a first of its kind for the area.

Target has opened 100 smaller versions of its stores since first piloting the idea in 2014. The small stores are a way for the company to enter markets where a traditional Target store wouldn't fit, said Jacqueline DeBuse, a Target spokesperson.

The small-format store will carry items including food, personal care and beauty products, home decor and apparel, just like a typical Target.

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Brick-work wrapping up on the podium of the Newman Lofts at Center City in East Lansing.  This one turned out better than the renderings, in fact.

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https://twitter.com/CityofEL/status/1139147243557203968

Behind Newman Lofts in Landmark we finally get an opening date for the Target in the ground floor: July 21.

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https://twitter.com/LandmarkOnGrand/status/1139184015678889985

From about two weeks ago:

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https://twitter.com/HarborBayREA/status/1133478696587845633

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The Target has been super-busy since opening.  Landmark (above Target) opened last week:

New Landmark apartments in East Lansing cleared for move-in; Hub still needs city OK

EAST LANSING — The new Landmark apartment complex on Grand River has been cleared for occupancy, with move-in expected to begin on Saturday.

Another downtown student housing complex, the Hub on Campus, still must pass a final safety inspection before tenants are allowed to move in.

Rents:

More than 96% of the units at the Landmark have been pre-leased, Mack said.

Move-in dates at the Hub will also be staggered prior to the first day of classes at Michigan State University on Aug. 28. The Hub complex is over 90% leased with only studios still available, according to Gasperetti.

Monthly rent for a studio apartment starts at  $1,050 at the Landmark and $1,119 at the Hub.

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Newman Lofts at Center City is still finishing up.  Here is the amenities deck.  Newman Lofts is a 55+ building next door to Landmark on the Grand, which is marketed towards students:

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https://twitter.com/HarborBayREA/status/1169231522278326272

Ground floor is still coming along:

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https://twitter.com/MiPlaceNews/status/1161287987512119297

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Newman Lofts opened last week.  With that, the project is largely complete save for any interior build-outs that occur in the remaining groundfloor commercial units.

A photo of Albert Street from the city:
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https://twitter.com/CityofEL/status/1178774419008823297

The elevated park:
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https://twitter.com/CityofEL/status/1178706752700858369

And another showing the elevated park in context:
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https://twitter.com/HarborBayREA/status/1175156346691489797

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