Over the construction period, the historic 1922 elementary school will be adapted to include 30 apartment units (25 affordable units for income-qualified households and five market rate units) for area seniors (55+), 9,000 square feet of low-traffic commercial/daycare space and office space for CAHP. The existing gym will be renovated and will be used as a community space, which will be open to the public and will include performance art programming in fulfillment of the City of East Lansing’s Percent for Art Ordinance.
In addition to renovating the front part of the existing building, the back addition will be torn down and a three-story new addition will be built. The project is estimated to cost more than $6 million and is designed to follow local Historic District guidelines. The project will also include energy efficiency and green design features.