Ecumenical Senior Center

Capital Building Expansion

Ecumenical Senior Center

Our goal is to expand our facility so that we can more than double program space to expand our already existing wide range of programs, services and resources.  To create a warm and flexible space that will allow ESC to improve our programing and other more than one activity at any given time.

Phase One: 

Renovate our current facility located at 702 N. Burdick Street, Kalamazoo.

Phase Two: 

New Construction of up to 10,000 sq. ft. attached to our current site into the back parking lot. 

Our Goal is
$4.2 million

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Phase One:  

  • Renovation of current site at 702 N. Burdick Street

  • New/replace most electrical, mechanical, plumbing and the addition of fire suppression throughout. 

  • Replace exterior roofing, siding and windows. 

  • Creating an intermate fireside lounge that can open up to larger area when necessary. 

  • Improved offices and a dedicated multipurpose board rood/craft room.

  • Relocating downstairs steps.

  • Move and upgrade two handicapped accessible restrooms.   

  • ESC has decided to put a pause on further design and construction until we are able to secure 60% of the project.  As a result we will remain at our current location until further notice.  

Phase Two:

Phase Two will focus on developing multipurpose space that can be flexible the number of people that can be served.  Our hope is to more than double our program efforts.  

Lower Level :

  • 10,000 sq. ft. of new construction on two stories with an elevator. 

  • ​Upgraded kitchen, distribution and storage. ​

  • Two additional handicapped restrooms.

  • An atrium entrance from parking lot that leads you to upgrades public area, a garden terrace.

Upper Level

  • Flexible fitness and exercise area to accomadate large muscle activities as well as exercise equipment 

  • Game room with pool table and self-served beverage area. 

  • Offices that includes a community partner office where seniors can access personal care. 

  • Laundry and two additional handicapped accessible bathrooms with shower/soaking tub. 

  • An additional rooftop pato garden area.

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