One of the more anticipated projects in the minors is complete, as the Outfield Ballpark Lofts are open for occupancy at Cooley Law School Stadium, home of the Lansing Lugnuts (Low A; Midwest League).
For the last several years, the Lugnuts have worked with the City of Lansing and the Gillespie Group on a comprehensive overhaul to Cooley Law School Stadium that includes the apartment building. While there are similar instances of housing units being developed immediately around a ballpark—in fact, one is set to open soon in Birmingham—this is the first that will be located within a ballpark.
Studio, one and two bedroom apartments, ranging from $875 – $1,700, make up the Outfield Ballpark Lofts. The apartments feature various floor plans with granite countertops, vinyl plank flooring and gated parking, with some enjoying 50-square feet of window overlooking the ballpark. Construction on the $11 million apartment building began last April as part of collaboration with the city of Lansing. The Outfield Ballpark Lofts are located in center field of Cooley Law School Stadium, home to the Lansing Lugnuts. Last year, the city and Lugnuts owners made improvements to the stadium amounting to $13.5 million.
“Our efforts to improve downtown Lansing continue with the opening of The Outfield,” said Pat Gillespie, CEO of Gillespie Group. “Outfield residents can fully immerse themselves in the Stadium District and enjoy all the perks of urban living.”
The Outfield Ballpark Lofts are in the Stadium District of downtown Lansing and have already leased 69 of the 84 units.
Included in the development is The View, a banquet facility, as well as Good Hops, the ballpark’s concourse-level restaurant. Currently, the fourth floor is available for occupancy, with the second and third floors set to open over the coming weeks.
Image courtesy of the Lansing Lugnuts.