The Kincaid Henry Building Group is putting the finishing touches on the 20,000 square foot Old Town Medical Arts Center in Old Town Lansing.
“We’ve done a lot larger projects than this, but this definitely has been the most complex,” says Ryan Henry with the Kincaid Henry Building Group.
The former Cedar Street School hasn’t been occupied since the 1980s and underwent a complete renovation.
Though some of the original elements of the building remain intact, the rest of the building embraces green building standards. The carpet is recycled, the lights include sensors to reduce waste, the drywall is made from 95 percent recycled materials and the exterior walls have spray foam insulation.
The basement also includes a 1,200 gallon rainwater collection system, which will save about 65,000 to 75,000 gallons of water a year. The system recycles and chlorinates rainwater so it can be used for non-potable sources such as toilets.
“This is the most progressive green project we’ve ever been involved with,” Henry says. The Kincaid Building Group is seeking Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification on this project.
While the 5,000 square feet on the first floor of the building is available for occupancy, the second and third floors of the building are occupied. The third floor is a fitness facility that’s open to the public. The second floor is home to the medical practices of Carla Guggenheim,an internist and doctor of osteopathic medicine, and Gail Shafer-Crane, an occupational therapist.
“The Old Town Medical Arts Center is a great addition to Old Town,” says Brittney Hoszkiw with the Old Town Commercial Association. “The building is a great landmark for both Old Town and the City of Lansing. The work and vision that Gail and Kincaid Henry Building Group put into it has brought this historic building to life with a great new business.”
The grand opening of the new Old Town Medial Arts Center, which is located at 1106 N. Cedar St., starts at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 3.
Source: Ryan Henry, Kincaid Henry Building Group
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