Construction has begun on an $11 million apartment complex to be built near Cooley Law School Stadium, home of Lansing Lugnuts, a professional minor league baseball team. The project represents one of the first residential units to be built at a baseball stadium.
“Residents will literally enjoy a double play with a vibrant, walkable district coupled with the thrill of baseball,” says Pat Gillespie, CEO of the Gillespie Group, the developer of the project.
The 84-unit apartment complex, called The Outfield, will sit just north of the stadium, past right center field. The development will have mostly one- and two-bedroom apartments, along with six, 380-square-foot micro units. Rents are projected to range from $775 to $1,800.
Over the winter, the city-owned stadium underwent a $13.5 million renovation to update scoreboards, seats, locker rooms, bathrooms, and concession areas.
The residential project represents a public-private partnership between Gillespie Group, Lansing Lugnuts, Michigan Economic Development Corp., Lansing Economic Area Partnerships, and the City of Lansing.
The development is scheduled to be completed in April 2016. Construction will not interfere with this season’s games.