Rendering of Esker Square

Esker Square scheduled to restart construction this spring

Construction on Esker Square — the $12 million mixed-use development that will house apartments, retail, and office space — is set to begin construction this coming spring.

“We are looking forward to getting everything going again,” said Scott Gillespie, owner of The Gillespie Company, the company constructing Esker Square.

Progress was halted this past spring when the pandemic caused disruptions in key supply chains and shook confidence in the commercial real estate market. But as the construction industry rebounds and interest in commercial real estate has increased, The Gillespie Company is excited to make progress on the project.

“The shutdown in the spring was frustrating for many of us, but
we all need to stay focused on the future,” Gillespie said.

Though the company cannot yet announce the business tenants who will fill the commercial space of Esker Square, they are
hoping to share the exciting news with the community in the months ahead.

When completed, Esker Square will provide residential and commercial space on Cedar Street in downtown Holt. The project is the first private development to come to Holt as a result of the Realize Cedar initiative. The Gillespie Company worked alongside the Delhi Township Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and the Department of Environmental Quality, now the Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE), to devise a plan
to mitigate the environmental damage on the property, making it safe for public use.

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