The Salvation Army looks to be the salvation to one of the city of Pontiac’s old buildings.
The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division plans to turn the old Wallace E. Holland Center into its Pontiac base. That means the non-profit will rehab and expand the existing space, at a cost of $3 million.
The building on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. was originally constructed in the mid 1980s. The Salvation Army plans to raze 3,300 of the building’s original 17,984 square feet. After that it plans another 10,248-square-foot addition to house its Oakland County services.
Bids are expected to go out later this summer. Work could begin as early as this falll and is expected to take 8-9 months to finish.
Source: Kelly Wirebaugh, a director for the Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division
Writer: Jon Zemke