WALKER, Mich.— There are new plans for a shuttered school in Walker.
Wednesday night, the Walker Planning Commission approved Feyen Zylstra LLC’s preliminary plans to transform the former Fairview Elementary into its corporate offices. The Grand Rapids electrical contracting firm plans to work with an architectural company to maintain the building’s historical design during the transformation. Feyen Zylstra also plans to add a warehouse on the southeast corner of the property, located at 2396 Hillside Dr. NW. Community Development Director Frank Wash says Feyen Zylstra hopes to start construction sometime after January 1, 2014, as long as all zoning permits and the final site plan are approved by the city.
Fairview Elementary closed in 2010.