March: Construction fencing installed along the east side of the site.
April - June:
April 1 - MSU officially reclaimed the site from the Michigan State Police.
The Physical Plant’s Landscape Services department will install white plastic tree fencing on site, which is strictly used for tree protection during demolition.
April – June: Asbestos abatement – a standard step in nearly all other campus renovation projects – is currently being performed. It will be carried out in an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved method, with a third-party air-monitoring consultant on-site; The Physical Plant and Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) will also partner to ensure MSU/EPA standards are enforced.
April 9: Demolition begins
Site Access Requirements: Through the parking lot north of the site to Kalamazoo Street
The contractors will be working from east to west taking down the buildings.
Safety: Campus police will patrol the area.
Watch speed: On Kalamazoo, large trucks will be exiting the site and heading west on Kalamazoo Street to U.S. 127
Aug. 17: Completion date. All buildings will be removed and the contractor will be gone.
Materials will be reused/recycled:
The project has target goal to recycle/reuse at least 75 percent of building materials from the site.
Tree protection: There will be surgical demolition on site to protect trees.
Dust control: The contractor will control dust with water during demolition. Dust will continue to be controlled until the site is returned to the university.
Hydro-seeding/mulching: This will stabilize the soil to eliminate dust and grow grass.
Soil-erosion and storm water control: Soil-erosion permit through the City of East Lansing has been obtained. Also the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is aware of this project.
Sights, sounds, smells:
No explosives will be used to demolish the buildings; excavators will be used instead.
Dust-control measures will be in place prior to and during demolition.
Demolition is not expected to be very loud; the demolition equipment will be the loudest sounds (back-up beeps, excavators, etc.)