02/13/2012 09:05 am ET

Grand Valley To Buy In Downtown Detroit, Build In Muskegon

ALLENDALE -- The Grand Valley State University Board of Trustees approved the purchase of an office building in Detroit that will house offices and support space for the university's Charter School Office.

The board also approved the construction of a new field research building that will serve the needs of the university's Annis Water Resources Institute in Muskegon.

Grand Valley oversees 24 schools located in and around the city of Detroit and currently provides professional development and programming in rental property in the area. The Detroit purchase will allow Grand Valley's Charter Schools Office to maintain permanent office and training space to support the charter schools it oversees in the Detroit area.

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