Mt. Pleasant Center Project
Results of the Highest and Best Use Study for the Mt. Pleasant Center Property have been released. Find them here.
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 highest and best use study was created with a market-driven approach to help determine the direction the City should take in terms of marketing the property. It also gives the City a better idea of what the future may hold for this property. The plan is responsive to the community, while taking into consideration the need to provide opportunities for jobs and development. Find results to the study on the News and Highlights page.
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 determine not only the highest and best use for the property and but to also 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.