Westwood Heights Schools
Gillespie Elementary School Apartment Complex Renovation Rendering 6296461d56072

Westwood Heights (Mich.) district is converting former elementary into apartment complex

May 31, 2022
After being closed for more than 35 years, Gillespie Elementary School will see new life as a 27-unit apartment building.

The Westwood Heights (Mich.) district is converting the former Gillespie Elementary School into a 27-unit apartment complex. 

The school has been closed for more than 35 years, but will soon see new life as an apartment building, reports flintbeat.com 

The district is partnering with Eco-Development Group and Youth Development Corporation to transform the 24,000-square-foot building. 

District high school students in the Westwood Career and Technical Education program will help renovate the building and will be eligible to receive up to 47 college credits for their work. 

The renovation is projected to cost about $5 million.

The project is expected to be completed in 2025. 

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