Plante Moran Cresa (PMC) has been engaged by Macomb County as the program manager for a phased capital improvement project of its central campus in downtown Mt. Clemens. Construction is expected to last 36 months with a proposed project cost of $65 million.
Macomb County’s central campus is comprised of more than 440,000 square feet in the Old County Building, Administrative Building, 16th Circuit Court, Talmer Building, and Clemens Center. The project includes renovations to each building, demolition of the aging parking structure, and construction of a new 600-space parking deck that will be located behind the Administrative Building.
Gino Del Pup will act as the day-to-day program manager and Greg VanKirk, CPA, will be the partner in charge of the program.
“These renovations will make the central campus more efficient in terms of space and energy and help us to better serve our residents,” said Mark Deldin, Deputy County Executive.
In 2013, the County engaged PMC to perform a space utilization study and facility assessment after an electrical fire in the Old County Building displaced more than 100 workers. After a thorough analysis, PMC identified a strategy to relocate departments based on public access, adjacency between roles, department function, anticipated growth, security, parking, and available space.
The Macomb County Board of Commissioners, along with the Office of County Executive, decided to adopt PMC’s proposed strategy and has since secured the funds to begin implementing the suggested renovations. To fund the $65 million project, the County will use $45 million in municipal bonds, $10 million from the general fund, and just over $9 million from an insurance settlement from the electrical fire.
“We have been extremely impressed with Plante Moran Cresa’s leadership throughout this project,” said Deldin. “They have advocated on our behalf and put the best interests of the County first by showing us countless options to maximize the benefits of this project to the residents of Macomb County.”