Mt. Pleasant Center Project
House Bill No. 5779, introduced by Rep. Bill Caul and signed into law on Oct. 25, 2010, allowed the State to convey the Mt. Pleasant Center property to the City of Mt. Pleasant for $1 and expenses. Two portions of the site were offered to the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, and one portion, known as the “main campus,” to the City. After extensive research and community outreach, the City purchased the property in 2011 for the purpose of preparing it for a future redevelopment.
A team comprised of representatives from Spicer Group, Inc., CBRE and AKT Peerless has been entrusted to lead the research and planning for the Mt. Pleasant Center project. The City is working with these firms to understand and address environmental issues and challenges on the site. Future development opportunities will take into account the unique characteristics of the site, particularly the parcels of land retained by the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, and will be sensitive to tribal culture and history.