State Police Redevelopment Rendering
The State Police Post Redevelopment centers on Michigan State University’s mission to be Bolder By Design by enhancing the student experience and advancing the university’s culture of high performance. The site, named 1855 Place in honor of the year MSU was founded, will retain its convenient event parking while also offering single students and student families a vibrant community with revitalized apartment housing, engagement areas, scenic plazas and a marketplace to fulfill every Spartan’s need. With Residential and Hospitality Services and MSU Athletics administration finding a new, consolidated home at the site, not only will residents be able to easily secure tickets to the next big game, but the benefits of this new collaborative and efficient workspace will be felt across the university.

Project Updates

Last update: December 04, 2017

What's Happening Now

Construction on 1855 Place has been completed and all facilities are now open. Stop by to enjoy the new Starbucks, Sparty's Market, Spartan Ticket Office, Spartan Spirit Shop and Housing Assignments Office.

What's Happening Next

Residential and Hospitality Services team members continue staggard moves into the office building throughout the fall.

Project Timeline


Board of Trustees approves planning of the project following feasibility study and site selection

Oct. 2013

Board of Trustees gives approval to begin Phase 1

Jun. 2015

Phase 1

Groundbreaking and construction of Phase 1 begins

Fall 2015

Phase 1 opens, including family housing and parking

Fall 2016

Phase 2

Construction of Phase 2 begins

Fall 2016

Phase 2 opens, including single student housing, offices, retail venues and community space

Fall 2017

Ceremonial ribbon cutting and site dedication

Fall 2017

Contact Information


Start with the Faq's

Will the time capsule located in the Spartan Village Community Center be moved to the new location?

The time capsule is scheduled to be opened in 2042. A plan will need to be designed to follow through on this. As of right now, there is not a plan for the current Spartan Village Community Center.

What will the hours of construction be?

Construction hours will be Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., with the understanding that there may be occasions when the contractor will need to perform work on weekends.

Why did MSU design the project with three four-story family housing buildings?

MSU is committed to providing affordable housing to its students in close proximity to campus. The family housing buildings were designed to meet what has historically been the level of demand among this group of students. Buildings with fewer floors would not allow the University to accommodate the anticipated demand. Removing the fourth floor of each building, for example, would take away a total of 33 units. Additionally, altering the design to construct four 3-story buildings rather than three 4-story buildings would substantially increase the cost of the project and require that additional costs be borne by our students via an increase in the rental cost. The construction of three buildings rather than four keeps costs in line with finances and budget projections.

Will Spartan Village come down at once?

The closure will be in phases, and some buildings will come off line before 2017, especially those that come up for costly scheduled maintenance and repairs. As the buildings continue to come up for scheduled maintenance and repairs, we will make building by building decisions. These decisions will be based on assessments of each building.

When will Spartan Village close?

We are committed to providing transparent and timely information regarding State Police Post Redevelopment plans to all stakeholders, especially to residents. We are committed to ensuring residents have adequate time to make necessary arrangements. We will not fully close Spartan Village Apartments until Phase 1 and 2 of the project are complete and operating.

General Questions:

Media Contact: Kat Cooper, Director of Communications
Phone: 517-355-3465


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  • Michigan State Athletics
  • Infrastructure Planning and Facilities
  • Michigan State University Police
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