Downtown East Lansing
is about to feature a whole new sort of housing option. Lansing-area building contractor Kincaid Henry, Cron Management
and Wolf River Development Company are working together to renovate the former fraternity house on the corner of Collingwood into upscale downtown apartments.
“East Lansing is an older downtown, so it’s rare to find something new so close to campus,” says Cron Management’s Julie Barrett-Horan. “This brings residents an opportunity to have something newer and really nice and still live right downtown.”
The former fraternity house will retain its original façade, but grow from a 12,000 square foot building, to 20,000 square feet. The 14 four-bedroom apartments will vary from one to three levels and feature granite countertops, exposed HVAC and washer and dryer units.
“We used a lot of imagination to take that existing building and convert it into apartments,” said Mike Dowdle of Wolf River Development Company. “We’re doing nice finishes all through, so they are going to be great apartments.”
Construction is expected to be completed on the project in May, and Cron Management plans to have leases available to begin August 15.
Source: Ryan Henry, Kincaid Henry; Julie Barrett-Horan, Cron Management; Mike Dowdle, Wolf River Development
Writer: Natalie Burg, News Editor