Farmington Hills hoped to have residents enjoying its new activities center, affectionately known as “The Hawk,” in the former Harrison High School building this fall. But, the pandemic had other plans.
The project, classified as non-essential, was put on pause as emergency orders shut down businesses throughout Michigan in spring. Work on the Farmington Hills Activity Center initially got started in September 2019.
“During the spring, everything did need to stop,” Ellen Schnackel, the city’s director of special services, explained. “Then, once we got going, there were some slight delays just because of some supply chains that got backed up.”
Now, the city is expecting to open the center by April 1. The city has poured $22.5 million into the first two of the building’s three floors since buying the space for $500,000 from Farmington Public Schools. Once completed, The Hawk…