Building: Major Renovation
Location: 8145 Puritan Street
Project Cost: $8.4 million
Design Builder: Jenkins Construction Inc., 100% Detroit-Headquartered firm
Architect: SDG Associates
Construction Started: Summer 2010
Construction Completed: March 2011
Bethune-Fitzgerald Academy received an $8.4 million interior remodeling and building addition in 2011. A new 10,100-square-foot athletic wing was added that includes six basketball hoops, electronic scoreboard, bleacher seating for 200, finished wood flooring, locker rooms with shower facilities, and a 10-foot climbing wall. Two existing classrooms on the second floor were repurposed for a media center. A new parents’ resource center and classroom space were added on the first floor. In the administrative wing, the principal and assistant principal offices received a reception area, conference rooms, and a teachers’ lounge was added. The main entry vestibule was remodeled with a secure point of entry for the school. Other improvements included roof repair, lighting upgrades, floor replacement, exterior lighting repairs, HVAC and electrical system upgrades. The existing parking lot was repaved and more parking spaces were added.
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