MichiganOffice Colliers helps Head Start find new home in Grand Rapids August 12, 2019 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share via email Head Start for Kent County will expand into two buildings at 256 Alger St. SE and 1708 Leonard St. NE in Grand Rapids, thanks in part to the help of Colliers International|West Michigan. Head Start for Kent County signed leases for both buildings and plans to open for the 2019-2020 school year. These buildings will offer 3- and 4-year-old preschool, Infant-Toddler center-based care and other early childhood services. The Alger Street building, formerly William C. Abney Academy Middle School, is 25,725 square feet and will undergo renovations including new flooring and paint, bathroom additions and playground enhancements. The building has eight classrooms and plans to serve about 121 students. The Leonard Street building, formerly a daycare center, is 5,082 square feet and situated on two lots totaling one acre. It will receive renovations, additional classrooms and playground enhancements. The building has four classrooms and plans to serve approximately 62 students. Gary Albrecht, office advisor with Colliers International|West Michigan, handled this transaction.