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Construction of $18.9 million Kalamazoo Mich., elementary school set to begin in July

May 12, 2021
Construction on the 70,000 square-foot school will begin in July after demolition of the existing building.

Construction of a new building to replace the existing Edison Environmental Science Academy in Kalamazoo, Mich.., is set to begin this summer.

The Kalamazoo school board has approved $15,104,779 for construction of the new elementary school, reports Michigan Live.

Construction on the two-story, 70,000 square-foot school will begin in July after demolition of the old building, which is 98 years old.

Construction is expected to take two years, the district said.

During construction, Edison students who return to in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year will be housed in a facility previously used for Phoenix High School while that school underwent renovations.

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