When Farmington Hills city officials began to plan for a new recreation and performing arts center at the former Harrison High School, they visited similar facilities in Livonia, Canton, Dearborn and elsewhere.
“We asked what were the most popular attractions,” said Ellen Schnackel, director of the city’s Department of Special Services. “We asked what they would have done differently.”
The city expects to open the $22 million facility at 29995 W. 12 Mile Road by June 1, although the date is tentative because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The city began construction in fall 2019 on the facility, which surveys showed