Farmington Hills council members took an official first step on Monday toward turning the former Harrison High School into a state-of-the-art community center called “The Hawk”.
Mayor Ken Massey noted that Harrison High had served the community for 49 years.
“Now, we are going to give it new life. It is going to turn a page… and will continue to be part of Farmington Hills history,” he said.
Director of Special Services Ellen Schnackel said the 245,000-square-foot community center and 45-acre park “will provide a hub for residents and guests to enjoy visual and performing arts, aquatics, fitness and athletics, along with many other recreational programs and events.”
“The repurposing of this facility, here in Farmington Hills, demonstrates our dedication to the physical, emotional, educational and social well-being of every resident and guest and accentuates our commitment to serving our community,” she said.
Officials expect completion of the project in the fall of 2020.