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Construction reporting, week by week, of the work happening between May 2 and November 7, 2011. For earlier reporting see construction archives 2 and construction archives 3.

Week of May 2, 2011

Not many pictures this week, but we captured the beauty of our windows on a spring day.

Week of May 9, 2011

Big week. Work began on the parking lot. The first industrial clean took place. Our first meeting in the 3-season room was wonderful. We acquired our lockers from the Detroit Public School System. And the blooming continued in the alley.

Week of May 16, 2011

As HVAC work continues, bathrooms get finishing touches. Our business gets a big boost from Nick Wetzler (a U of M MBA/Erb Sustainability grad), who'll be working with us a few months on firming up the business plans. A final week of alley plant review and clean-up before planting the pavers next week.

Week of May 23, 2011

Chad was working on designing the furniture for the library and the reception area. Work was finishing on the men's room and the earth room.

Week of May 30, 2011

Chad worked on the reception bench this week. Kitchen cabinets came from Craigslist. Big blooming time in the alley.

Week of June 6, 2011

We planted out the front fence plants this week. Our new flag was unveiled.

Week of June 13, 2011

With great fanfare, the flags went up for the first time this week. More planting in the front. Chad's bench was carried from the annex to it home in the reception area.

Video for the Week of June 13, 2011

We hoisted our flag for the first time on Tuesday, and in celebration of the event, Laurie, Marsha and Tom played a great rendition of 'It's A Grand Old Flag' for the group. Book them now for your next event!

Week of June 20, 2011

A big week for water: Drinking fountains went in, as did a kitchen sink. Water dishes were also placed outside for the dogs (it was a hot summer!). Chad began work on the reception desk.

Week of June 27, 2011

New light fixtures went in.Lots of visitors this week. Work continued on the reception desk.

Week of July 4, 2011

Prime garden beauty week brought a visit from Google- Ann Arbor employees. Reception desk was finished.

Week of July 11, 2011

Work began on the kitchen cabinets. Refrigerator came in. Celebration of the life of Mary Fran Gilleran, IHM, who was a huge influence in our decision to bring this project downtown.

Week of July 18, 2011

Hot, hot week, but the GG remained relatively cool. Work began on the library. We sealed the ceiling of the building. Work on Tank Town this week.

Week of July 25, 2011

Work continued on the kitchen and library. We hosted a movie and dinner in the alley this weekend to celebrate its first birthday.

Week of August 15, 2011

Work was continuing for the kitchen and library this week. Tank town was completed. The first wood came in for Jason's mend business.

Week of August 22, 2011

The big thing this week was the clearing out of the rest of the materials that lingered from construction - out to Boxxster!

Week of August 29, 2011

The library was completed this week. Beautiful!

Week of September 5, 2011

The final bit of fence was put in this week. We had our first peek at the floors when small sections were uncovered for other work.

Week of September 12, 2011

Cleaning and oiling floors...

Week of September 19, 2011

Window washing and oiling floors....

Week of September 26, 2011

This week we began bringing stuff into the building, specifically the kitchen and library.

Week of October 3, 2011

Big week. The furniture arrived from the DPS Warehouse and Bargain Office Equipment. We also ran our first labs experiment: the blower door test to determine just how well sealed the building actually was (early indicators are thumbs up!). The library officially opened this week.

Week of October 17, 2011

Finishing details....

Week of October 24, 2011

Getting the furniture ready for tenants....

Week of October 31, 2011

First tenants move in. Getting the furniture ready.

Week of November 7, 2011

This week we added the first dividers to the space. We are enjoying working in such a beautiful place! Construction is officially over.

To look back further, see:

Construction archives 3 (Sept. 7, 2010 - April 25, 2011)

Construction archives 2 (March 1, 2010 - August 30, 2010)

Construction before and after (Powerpoint photos of before & after shots of the Green Garage)