Kellogg Biological Station - Bird Sanctuary renovation
Project phase: Planning/Design
- The Sanctuary has provided refuge for Canada Geese and other migratory birds and waterfowl since 1927, while providing research, teaching, and public awareness opportunities for over a million visitors to date.
- The current facilities have become outdated, with renovations necessary to accommodate visitors and enhance learning and research opportunities, as well as create a warm and welcoming environment to learn about the natural world.
- As planning begins, the project is anticipated to include:
- Enhancement of the existing facilities through creation of a welcome center from open space
- Opening up the auditorium to create multi-functional learning and gathering space
- Creating central gathering spaces (interior and exterior) to enhance programming
- Upgrading restroom facilities for accessibility and ADA compliance
- Space alterations to create office efficiencies
- Construction start: TBD
- Ready for use: TBD
- Based on cost experience for similar projects and current pricing information, the preliminary project cost estimate is $2,500,000 - $3,500,000. This estimate may change as the project and its scope are refined during the planning process.
- The source of funds for the project is expected to be gifts to Kellogg Biological Station or debt financing with debt repayment from Kellogg Biological Station.
- John Lefevre, project manager, (517)884-6740, email@example.com