LANSING, Mich. — The Gannon Parking Ramp, which has sat on the edge of the Lansing Community College Campus since 1976, is coming down.
Officials with the college say they will be spending $50 million to tear down the three-story parking structure and replace it with one that has more space.
“We had approximately 900 parking spaces in the previous three-story ramp,” said Chris Mackersie, executive director of Administrative Services at LCC. “The new ramp will actually be five stories and have over 1700 parking spaces.”
Demolition is expected to be done by May.
The Gannon Ramp has a long history with LCC. The structure was named after the college’s first president, Philip Gannon. But officials knew it was time to say goodbye.
“We finally got to a point where we knew, for the safety of the community, when we knew we had to take it know,” Mackersie said. “That was the motivation behind the project."
But in this situation, with a goodbye, comes a hello.
Construction on the new parking structure is expected to start in May and should be complete by August 2022.
“This will increase our parking capacity for students and staff by 700 to 800 parking spots,” Mackersie said.