Potter’s House Construction makes the news in Michigan Live October 4, 2017.

Fresh off $9 million addition, The Potter’s House begins second construction phase

By Logan T. Hansen

School officials and guests gathered to kick off the second phase of construction, part of The Potter’s House capital campaign “Growing Hope – Together,” on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at the private institution’s Roosevelt Park Campus, which houses its elementary and middle schools.(Courtesy of Rockford Construction)

WYOMING – A familiar cacophonous chorus of construction work will greet visitors to The Potter’s House over the next several months as the school carries out the second phase of its “Growing Hope – Together” campaign.

School officials and guests gathered Monday, Oct. 2, at the school’s Roosevelt Park Campus, 810 Van Raalte Dr. SW, home to the private institution’s elementary and middle school students, to officially kickoff the second phase of construction, which will include a number of projects.

Prime among them will be significant structural improvements to the elementary and middle schools, including roof repairs and a new HVAC system, and a new connection between the existing school and the adjacent church, which will see some renovations itself.

When all is said and done, the school will be able to add 12 students at each grade level, preschool through eighth grade, as well as a new early childhood class for 3-year-olds, according to a release from the school.

The Growing Hope – Together capital campaign was created to address the ongoing needs of the school district, including the accommodation of 200-plus students on the waiting list.

Phase one of construction, which was completed in the first half of 2017, saw renovations and additions to The Potter’s House High School, with new science labs, a multi-purpose room and a new regulation-size gymnasium among the work completed.

The $9 million addition added 22,600 square feet to the high school.

The second phase of construction, which is being conducted by Rockford Construction out of Grand Rapids, is expected to be completed by the fall of 2018.