Race Street Mill

Race Street Mill

The original Race site for Lansing in 1848 provides one of the best views of the city and now touts a prestigious law firm as a tenant. In 1999, the building was purchased by its current owners Harry H. Hepler, Marc Hackett, Kevin and Jamie Kelly and Jim Epolito, who formed 212 East Grand River LLC, which is one of the many driving forces in the revitalization of Old Town in Lansing.

Current Tenants

Clark Hill, PLLC.


1848 – The Race Street Mill was built and became the first foundry and machine works in Lansing

1857 – James Richard and James Turner established their own machine shop on site

1863 – The building was occupied by the planning mill of Walker & Huston

1885 – The Lansing State Journal said, “There was none more important than the machine shop and foundry of the Cady Glassbrook and Co.”

1919 – The Lansing State Journal reported that, it was the oldest standing factory building in the city

1919 to 1974 – Not much is known about the activity in the building or the site between these dates

1975 – The building was purchased for $10,000 by Jake and Veronica Smeltzer and was used for their graphic design business

1999 – The building was purchased by current owners Harry H. Hepler, Marc Hackett, Kevin & Jamie Kelly and Jim Epolito, who formed 212 East Grand River LLC.


Get to know H Inc. a little better, view reference letters from tenants:

My colleagues and I look forward to continuing to work with the H Inc. team well into the future, and I am confident we made the right decision to locate at the Prudden Tech Centre. – Rochelle Jensen, Human Arc
Full Reference from Human Arc

H Inc.’s staff is courteous and thorough… I am happy to give H, Inc. and 212 East Grand River my unqualified recommendation. -Lori Smith, Clark Hill
Full Reference from Clark Hill

As a team, H Inc. and Summit Street have demonstrated their dedication and commitment to their tenants and continue to do so, on a daily basis. I am pleased to have had the opportunity to work with both H Incorporated and Summit Street Development Co. LLC. -Captain Ray Hall, City of Lansing
Full Reference from the Lansing Police Department

For five years H-lnc provided us with property management services for Summit Street Development where ACS State & Local Solutions operated the Michigan State Disbursement Unit. The facility at 700 May Street was brought to full functionality in a timely manner and the ongoing maintenance was never less than what was expected. Should ACS State and Local Solutions future endeavors in the Lansing area call for Commercial Real Estate, we will look to H lnc. again as a potential provider of our needs.
Full Reference from ACS State and Local Solutions