GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids Public Schools and Kent Intermediate School District are celebrating the completion of the newly renovated Lincoln Developmental Center.
School leaders, students and staff took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday at the center, which serves students who have cognitive and physical impairments.
The $4.37 million upgrade includes a reconfigured playground, updated finishes to several classrooms, niches to store wheelchairs, and a repurposed pool area to create a sensory room.
Lincoln Developmental Center Principal Steve Kadau says the updates and renovations will help the school better serve its students.
“The building was originally built in the 70s — ’73 to ’74. We had an addition and some minor renovations in the year 2000, and then this major renovation last summer. And this kind of brought us up to speed with all other buildings In West Michigan, with technology and lighting and different flooring — all the things our students need,” he said.
Next year, another $6 million in renovations is slated for the campus at 862 Crahen Road NE.