Important Information

The City of Ludington is undertaking an exciting project to create a community gathering space and event plaza called “Legacy Plaza” in the former James Street road right-of-way. With the help of a generous grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation through a Community Development Block Grant, Legacy Plaza will undergo a major facelift to serve downtown Ludington for years to come.

The design of the space will honor the Native American, lumber industry, and maritime history that Ludington is so proud of.

The improvements include a new restroom building, a large event pavilion, a gas fireplace, a concert stage, decorative lighting, and site furnishings—it will all be tied together with decorative concrete and landscaping.

View the concept plans HERE and HERE

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Prein&Newhof will have personnel in the field on behalf of the City.

Matt Hulst, P.E.
Project Manager
(616) 914–0557
mhulst@preinnewhof.com

Matt Levandoski, P.L.A.
Landscape Architect
(616) 394–0200
mlevandoski@preinnewhof.com

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Contractor: Heirloom Carpentry & Construction

Ryan Wood
Construction Administrator
(231) 690-5489

Josh Wickham
(231) 843–8500

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City of Ludington City Hall
231–845–6237

City of Ludington – Legacy Plaza

Heirloom made great progress this week on the concrete sidewalk. Much of the banding is installed and even a good portion of colored concrete is now in place along the Spindrift building.  The warmer than usual weather has really helped move things along.

 

Work Completed this Week (January 11 – 15)

  • Concrete banding of the Scallops were poured along both the Spindrift building and the Snyder building.
  • Colored concrete infill of the scallops was started along the Spindrift building.
  • Electrical work was completed throughout the site.

 

Anticipated Work Next Week (Weather dependent)

  • Installation of the scallop ribbons will continue along the west and east sides of the plaza.
  • Colored concrete infill of the scallops will continue along the west and east sides of the plaza.
  • Site electrical and building electrical will be ongoing throughout the week.
  • Interior block walls will be constructed in the restroom building.

 

It has been a few weeks since the last update. Work on the site was a little slower over the Christmas and New Year’s Holidays, but some exciting progress was made. All water main work is completely done and the south half of the plaza is starting to take shape. Finish concrete sidewalk is starting to be constructed along the Spindrift building and some of the new columns and seat walls are now poking out of the ground. The focus over the next few weeks will be on the concrete sidewalk and walls on the south side of the plaza.

 

Work Completed Since Last Update (December 21 – January 8)

  • Final water main tie-in and completion of all water services.
  • Columns and some seat walls were poured along the west side of the plaza.
  • The first portion of finish walk ways was poured as well as forming of some of the scallop shapes along Spindrift.
  • The restroom building is enclosed now with temporary heat so work can continue on the building interior.

 

Anticipated Work Next Week (Weather dependent)

  • The scallop ribbons will be poured along the Spindrift Building.
  • Decorative concrete scallops will be poured inside the ribbons along Spindrift later in the week.
  • Site electrical and building electrical will be ongoing throughout the week.
  • Interior block walls may begin inside the restroom later in the week.
This was a slower week but still productive with some very visible improvements to the restroom.  

Work Completed this Week (December 14 - 18)

  • Water service internal plumbing was nearly completed with only one remaining.
  • Rough electrical conduit installation began.
  • Trusses were set on the new restroom building.
 

Anticipated Work Next Week

  • The final water service will be completed and the connection to the Ludington Avenue water main will be completed.  This will mark the end of the water main replacement.
  • Storm sewer installation will continue.
  • Concrete sidewalk is scheduled to begin along the Spindrift building if the weather cooperates.
  • Work on the restroom building roof will be ongoing with the goal of getting the building mostly enclosed.
  Due to the upcoming holidays, crews will be working only Monday through Wednesday for the next two weeks.

The focus this week was water main and water services. At this time all water services have been installed into the buildings but internal plumbing remains to be completed.

 

Work Completed this Week (December 7 – 11)

  • The water main connection at Court Street was completed which included a new fire hydrant.
  • Water services were installed into the buildings.
  • Light pole bases were poured.
  • Sample concrete sidewalk pours were completed and the final colors were selected for the plaza.

 

Anticipated Work Next Week

  • Water service internal plumbing will be completed allowing the old water main to be abandoned.
  • Final connection of the water main to the existing water system at Ludington Avenue will be completed.
  • Trusses are scheduled to be installed on the new restroom building.

 

Work Completed this Week (November 31 – December 4)

  • Pile caps for the auger cast footings for the pavilion were poured and prepped for the pavilion piers.
  • Storm sewer installation continued.
  • The water main was approved and the connection to the City water system at Court Street is nearly complete.
  • The exterior walls of the restroom building were erected.
  • Light pole bases were formed and prepared for concrete.
 

Anticipated Work Next Week

  • Water services will be installed and possibly the water main will be connected at Ludington Avenue which will mark the end of all water main construction.
  • Storm sewer installation will continue.
  • Light pole bases will be poured.

This week was a shorter work week due to the holiday, but  some significant elements of the project were completed. The end of the major underground work is nearing for this project. Above ground improvements will be evident soon.

 

Work Completed this Week (November 23 – 27)

  • Auger cast piling was installed for the new pavilion. These pilings were drilled to 16 feet below grade and will support the new pavilion.
  • Storm sewer installation continued.
  • The water main was pressure tested and cleaned.

 

Anticipated Work Next Week

  • Final sampling of the new water main will be completed.
  • Storm sewer installation will continue.
  • Rough-in for the site electrical may begin.
  • Restroom walls may start being constructed.

 

1 of 12 new augur cast piles for the new pavilion

This week started out a little slow, but ended with a flurry of activity.

 

Work Completed this Week (November 9 – 13)

  • Floor slab for the restroom building was poured.
  • Storm sewer installation began, this has been a slow process due to the many utilities underground but headway is being made.

 

Anticipated Work Next Week

  • Pressure testing and chlorination of the new water main will be completed and will continue into the following week.
  • Storm sewer installation will continue.
  • Installation of auger cast piling for the new pavilion structure is anticipated at the beginning of the week
  • Rough in for the site electrical may begin.

 

Work Completed this Week (November 9 – 13)

  • The water main installation was completed up to the future connection points, after final testing the water main will be connected at both ends.
  • Backfilling of the foundation walls of the new restroom building was completed.
  • HVAC, plumbing and electrical underground work was completed for the new restroom building.
 

Anticipated Work Next Week

  • Pressure testing and chlorination of the new water main will be completed.
  • Storm sewer installation will be started on the south half of the project.
  • Floor slab for the restroom building will poured.
  • Rough in for the site electrical will begin which will consist of conduits, handholes and layout for light pole bases.

This week the focus was on restoring Court Street and foundation work on the new restroom building. Progress above ground is starting to be visible!

 

Work Completed this Week (November 2 – 6)

  • Foundations and footing walls were poured for the new restroom building.
  • Curb and gutter and paving on Court Street was completed just in time before the Asphalt Plants close!

 

Anticipated Work Next Week

  • The underground portions of the new restroom’s plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems will be installed.  This needs to be completed and inspected before the floor can be poured.
  • Work on the water main installation will begin again with completion of the main line anticipated by the end of the week.  Cleaning, testing, final connections and water service installations will follow in the next couple of weeks.
  • Construction of storm sewer improvements may begin by the end of the week.

 

Work Completed this Week (October 26 – 30)

  • 50% of the water main was installed including the most difficult portion located in Court Street.
  • Storm sewer at Court Street was installed in anticipation of rebuilding the roadway.
 

Anticipated Work Next Week

  • Concrete footings will be poured on Monday or Tuesday of next week.
  • Curb and gutter will be installed along Court Street, paving of Court Street should be completed by the end of the week.
  • Construction staking will be completed for the proposed pavilion location, light poles, and storm sewer.