Sunny Day Child Care and Preschool in Waupaca is another step closer to breaking ground on its expansion project.
When the Waupaca Common Council met on June 16, it approved Sunny Day’s request for an amendment to its special use permit.
The nonprofit plans to break ground in July on a 7,195-square foot addition to the west of its existing building at 1932 Godfrey Drive.
Sunny Day purchased an acre in the city’s Business and Technology Park a cost of $25,000.
Construction costs are estimated at $900,000.
Plans call for the addition to include seven new classrooms, a walk-in cooler, walk-in pantry, new laundry area, more storage, a stroller parking area and a conference room.
The amount of parking will also increase.
The project is expected to be completed by the end of November.
Sunny Day, which is currently licensed for 154 children, will have 60 additional spots for children under age 3, once the project is completed.
At least nine new employees are also expected to be added.
Sunny Day is one of the community-based sites for the Waupaca School District’s 4K program, which began this past school year.
The addition of that program is among the reasons why Sunny Day needs more space.
Sunny Day had to turn its gym into the 4K classroom and will now get that gym space back.