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November 2016

Construction Junctions are Infrastructure Planning and Facilities’s monthly public presentations designed to update/inform the public of various projects currently in design, nearing construction and under construction.

2016-17 campus snow communications 

It’s snow season. Be snow safe!

  • Don’t rush – give yourself time to get to work
  • Drive carefully
  • Dress warmly
  • Wear sensible shoes
  • Watch where you are walking
  • Shorten the length of your stride while walking
  • Check the forecast before heading outside

Safety

  • Do not dart out in front of or behind snow-removal equipment. It is large, loud and difficult to stop quickly.
  • Make eye contact with a snow-removal equipment operator before crossing in front of him/her.

Salt and ice-melt compound

  • Dial 353-1760 to report icy spots on campus.
  • It takes time for the ice-melt compound to take effect

Sidewalks and parking lots

  • Do not park so close to the sidewalk that your car’s bumper hangs over it.
  • Avoid parking in the part of a lot that has not yet been cleared.
  • Park where it’s plowed or wait a few minutes for the driver to finish and then park freely in the cleared lot

Residence hall parking loops

  • Parking is prohibited in residence hall loops between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.
  • With 65 people plowing, 26,000+ spaces must be cleared before 6 a.m.

To request services or to report dangerous spots on campus, call 353-1760.

If you can’t call, tweet IPF (@MSUFacilities) to report snow concerns (and to send photos). 

For more information on MSU’s snow-removal plans, visit ipf.msu.edu.

  • Snow and ice removal services: http://ipf.msu.edu/services/snow-and-ice-removal.html
  • Green practices for snow removal: http://ipf.msu.edu/green/practices/snow-removal.html

E-mail feedback, suggestions and comments to snowplan@ipf.msu.edu.

Parking - Lot 63 - Breslin

Project details:

  • Parking Lot 63, located south of the Breslin Student Events Center, was constructed in 1989.
  • The pavement structure has deteriorated to a point that full replacement of the existing lots is required.
  • In addition, the current west entrance and traffic flow from Harrison Road needs improvement
    • Takes more space than is necessary
    • Is a safety concern
    • Reduces the available spaces in the lot

Project scope:

  • Full-depth replacement of parking lots 63E and 63W
  • Expand parking count by 80 spaces
  • Convert both lots to pay by plate kiosks
  • Improve access to the Breslin Student Events Center loading dock for truck traffic
  • Improve vehicle access from Shaw Lane and Harrison Road

Impacts:

  • Lots will be closed during construction
  • Temporary lane closures on westbound Shaw Lane and northbound Harrison Road

Timeline:

  • Construction start: June 2017
  • Ready for use: August 2017 

Grand Rapids – Real Estate and Research Facility Development

Project details:

  • The project is located in the city of Grand Rapids in the North Monroe neighborhood as part of the "Medical Mile"
  • The project site abuts both Michigan Street and Monroe Avenue and has additional land available for possible future additions
  • The project will create a bio-medical research building which wil build on the success of MSU parnerships and medical education in west Michigan

Project scope:

  • Project designed with open\flexible labs for 33 principal investigators
  • Shelled floor for an additional 11 PIs
  • Vivarium built to accommodate 44 PIs
  • 162,680 gross square feet
  • Federal grant helped fund project

Timeline:

  • Demolition complete: May 2015
  • Construction start: June 2015
  • Substantial completion: July 2017

1855 Place

Project details:

  • Create a living environment that supports both single students and student families around the resources they need to be academically successful
  • Create an institutional asset to further our world class land-grant mission
  • Consolidate office spaces from across campus, freeing up space for academic programs while saving resources and improving communication
  • Create synergies between Residential and Hospitality Services and Intercollegiate Athletics

Project Scope: 

  • 102,000 square foot mixed use office building (LEED Silver): RHS offices, Intercollegiate Athletics offices and retail
  • 438,000 square foot student apartments: Single student apartments (Studio, 2BR, 4BR), Family housing apartments (1BR, 2BR)
  • Parking (2,075 spaces): Student (apartments), Event\staff, Deck
  • Funding Source – auxiliary funds: RHS, Intercollegiate Athletics, and parking

Timeline:

  • Construction start: Summer 2015
  • Ready for occupancy: Summer 2017

Breslin Student Events Center - facility upgrades 

Project details:

  • To enhance the student, alumni, fan and public experience by improving the functionality of the Events Center

  • Create a lasting legacy by integrating a sense of Spartan tradition throughout the facility

  • Extend the useful life of the building by improving services to the fans and implementing major maintenance items

Project scope:

  • Project will be divided into two phases: facility upgrades and athletics addition
    • Phases will be designed in a way that allows minimal rework
    • Phases will be fully coordinated throughout design and construction
  • Phase one:
    • 22,000 square foot addition around building
    • Expansion of concourse, renovate/upgrade restroom facilities, increase fixture count, renovate concessions stands
    • Improve entry vestibules to main concourse
    • Improve finish levels and experience on concourse
    • Improve site conditions for ingress and egress
    • Improve site security
    • Replace chiller system
    • Connect to East Lansing water system
  • Phase two: 
    • 30,000 square foot addition
    • Create sense of main entry; destination to the building
    • Create Hall of History
    • Club / meeting space / restaurant bar

Timeline:

  • Construction start: January 2016
  • Ready for occupancy: August 2017

Construction Junction presentations will be available online by the seventh of each month

Meeting presentation

November 2016 (pdf)