Downtown East Lansing
’s skyline is about to get taller. This month, work began on an eight-story, 60,000 square foot development named The Residences. It will include 42 apartments and 5,600 square feet of commercial space.
“It’ll be the tallest building in Downtown East Lansing,” says Douglas Cron of Cron Management
, who is developing the property. “As you drive down Albert going east, you’ll be looking right at it. It will be extremely striking.”
The approximately $9 million project will features 28 two bedroom units, seven of each three and one bedroom units.
“The apartments are called adaptive residential,” says Cron. “They’re bigger units than what a lot of people are used to seeing. The bedrooms are bigger, they have walk-in closets, and the living rooms are larger.”
Cron adds that the inside of The Residences will have a contemporary, warehouse feel with exposed concrete and ten-foot ceilings. He expects the construction to continue for the next year, with the exterior framework completed by this winter.