New Davenport business building opening in Jan.

Davenport University, W.A. Lettinga Campus, Caledonia Township, business college building
The new business college building under construction at Davenport University's Caledonia Township campus. (Oct. 25, 2016)

CALEDONIA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Davenport University is growing. The school’s W.A. Lettinga Campus in Caledonia Township is getting a new business building.

The Donald W. Maine College of Business building will be more than 60,000 square feet and feature 23 new classrooms that can expand and retract allowing for large and small classes.

Davenport University, W.A. Lettinga Campus, Caledonia Township, business college building
The new business college building under construction at Davenport University’s Caledonia Township campus. (Oct. 25, 2016)

The university president says the college was running out of space because the health care programs are quickly growing. But the College of Business is still the biggest, so the university decided to consolidate into one new building.

“What’s really cool about this facility is that it’s technology superior,” Davenport President Dr. Richard Pappas said. “We’re going to have on the first floor an accelerator entrepreneurship center. So a lot of places have how to start your own business. This takes businesses that already are there and helps them get to the next level. So this is very cool. We did a lot of research about what is not available in the Grand Rapids area and this is one of those things.”

The business building will open in January.