Life Skills Center Plans Have City Approval
By Brandi Makuski
City leaders Monday night approved construction plans for the school district’s Life Skills Center.
The site plan had originally been placed on Second Street on the west side of SPASH, but that location was turned down because city leaders worried the center would be too close to existing taverns on that street which is against state law. The new site puts the building on the northwest corner of SPASH property.
The building structure has also morphed over time. The original plan proposed to members of the Stevens Point Public School Board consisted of a duplex home- style classroom on Second St. North, but that changed to a built- from- scratch center before it came before city planning leaders. The building is now a 3,000 square- foot center used to teaching independent living skills to developmentally disabled students, and also includes community activity space such as a Blue Light Café and Threads of Kindness.
Construction on the building is expected to begin this spring.