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

Work Completed in the Last Two Weeks (March 22 – April 2)

  • Restroom plumbing and lighting fixtures are being installed.
  • Stone veneer and cap has been nearly 90% completed on the restroom building.
  • The stairway at the All Occasions building has been filled in and concrete sidewalk is starting to be installed in its place.
  • The stage has been poured and the access ramp and stairway to it are being formed up.
  • Curb and gutter surrounding the north half of the site has been poured.
  • Remaining site storm water collection piping has been installed.

 

Anticipated Work Next Week (Weather Dependent)

  • Concrete sidewalk work will continue.
  • Plumbing fixture install will continue.
  • Site lighting poles may start being installed.
  • Clean up of the concrete sidewalk will begin in preparation for final sealing and joint caulking.
  • Preparation for the deliver of the new pavilion will continue with an expected delivery date of April 9.

 

Overall it has a been a great last two weeks for work at the site. The south half of the site is looking more and more complete every day and the restroom is nearing completion.  

Work Completed in the Last Two Weeks (March 8 - 19)

  • The siding and stone veneer was mostly installed on the restroom.
  • The first coat of finish paint and primer has been applied inside the restroom.
  • Concrete on the south end around the fire place has been poured.
  • Pavilion piers have been poured and our now ready to receive the pavilion once it is delivered.
 

Anticipated Work Next Week (Weather Dependent)

  • Concrete sidewalk work will continue.
  • Plumbing and lighting fixture install will begin, as well as installation of the windows and doors of the restroom building.
  • Stone veneer installation on the restroom will be completed.
  • Preparation for curb and gutter will be begin.
As the weather has improved so has activity on the project site. In the last week, work continued on the building and site concrete. Work at the site is expected to ramp up more over the next couple of weeks if the weather continues to cooperate.  

Work Completed Last Week (March 1 - 5)

  • Exterior insulation was installed on the restroom building.
  • Electrical and mechanical interior work continued in the restroom.
  • The concrete seat wall was installed at the south end of the project.
  • Sidewalk scallops were poured along the south end of the project.
  • Forms for sidewalk were set for next week’s pours.
  • Installation of the Pavilion pier has begun and anticipated to be completed next week.
 

Anticipated Work Next Week (Weather dependent)

  • Concrete sidewalk work will continue.
  • Work on the exterior of the building is expected to continue.
  • Piers will be poured for the new pavilion.
Over the last two weeks progress has begun again. No concrete work or significant progress has been done in the new restroom building, but the roof was completed and the drywall was hung.  

Work Completed the Last Two Weeks (February 15 - 26)

  • Restroom building roof is completed.
  • Drywall was hung inside the restroom.
  • Prep work was completed for next phase of concrete sidewalk installation.
  • The base of the new fireplace was poured.
 

Anticipated Work Next Week (Weather Dependent)

  • Concrete sidewalk work will begin again near the south end of the project and along the Spindrift building.
  • Seat walls will be poured along the south end of the site.
  • Drywall taping and jointing will be completed.

Heirloom made good progress on electrical and concrete work again this week.  Work for the coming week will slow down due to weather with most of the progress being completed in the building.

 

Work Completed this Week (February 1 – 5)

  • Concrete Scallops were poured along the Snyder building.
  • Electrical work was completed throughout the site.
  • Various other concrete pours were completed throughout the week.

 

Anticipated Work Next Week (Weather dependent)

  • No Concrete this week due to weather
  • Roofing may be attempted on the restroom building.
  • HVAC will be worked on in the building.

 

This was another good week of progress even with the round of snow.

Work Completed this Week (January 25 - 29)

  • Concrete banding of the Scallops were continued along with filling in of the scallops with decorative concrete.
  • The curb on the All Occasions Stairway was installed.
  • Site electrical and drainage work continued in various locations of the site including piping to connect the trench drains to the collection system.
  • Interior CMU walls were completed in the new restroom building.
  • Permanent power was installed at the new restroom building!
 

Anticipated Work Next Week (Weather dependent)

  • Installation of the scallop ribbons will continue.
  • Colored concrete infill of the scallops will continue.
  • Site electrical and building electrical will be ongoing throughout the week.
  • Various site improvement features will be completed such as the Christmas tree stand and future kiosk foundation as well as various seat walls.
Progress continued on the decorative concrete and electrical improvements.  Work on the concrete will be starting to progress to the middle of the site soon.  

Work Completed this Week (January 18 - 22)

  • Concrete banding of the Scallops were poured along the Snyder building.
  • Colored concrete infill of the scallops was poured in various locations.
  • Electrical and site drainage work continued along with the concrete pours.
 

Anticipated Work Next Week (Weather dependent)

  • Continued installation of concrete scallops and infill along the Snyder Building.
  • Work on seat walls and decorative concrete north of the new fireplace will begin.
  • Site electrical and building electrical will continue.
  • Interior block walls will be completed in the restroom building.

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.