BATTLE CREEK, MI (WNWN/WTVB) – The Calhoun County Board of Commissioners approved financing and design work on Thursday for what some are calling a much needed project, the renovation of the County’s Juvenile Home which was built in the mid 1950’s
Calhoun County Administrator Kelli Scott says the building is now functionally obsolete.
She says the project will allow the Juvenile Home to continue to operate on its current favorable site location, while extending the life of its structurally sound building mechanics and components.
She adds renovation plans are aimed to greatly improve the comfort, safety and efficiency for employees and youth within the Juvenile Home, and to expand the size and capacity so that all operations will take place on the main level and not in the basement level.
Scott says the cost will be offset with expected increased departmental revenues, and energy savings from the second component of the capital improvement project—solar implementation and lighting upgrades to nearly all county facilities.
If all goes as planned, construction will begin this fall and be complete in 2024.