Baxter Community Center

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Baxter Community Center

Architect/Designer: Schemata

Expanded day-care facilities and two new commercial kitchens for the day-care and marketplace centers highlight the additions and renovations of Baxter Community Center.

Constructed of masonry and steel, the gym is equipped with men’s and women’s locker rooms and can also accommodate parties for local residents.

Additionally, all new construction is LEED-certified.

With gift-in-kind and subcontractor coordination, this inner-city community center is being phased as fundraising continues.

16,000.0 SQ FT
Adaptive ReuseCommunity | Non-ProfitCivic | GovernmentSustainability


  • Dan Vos Construction Co.

    Dan Vos Construction Co.

  • Steel Systems Inc

    Steel Systems Inc

  • Godwin Plumbing Inc.

  • Feyen Zylstra, LLC

  • Helms Masonry, Inc.

  • Bay Area Specialty Flooring

    Bay Area Specialty Flooring


  • “We are in the hub of opportunity. Dan Vos Construction are good people. And when good people come to good ideas, people in the community get excited.”

    Melanie Beelen Executive Director of Baxter Community Center