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Summer 2024 Architects & Engineers Project Report


411 W. Commercial St.

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Vecino Design LLC

Architect: Vecino Design LLC
Engineers: Own Inc., civil and landscape; Stand Structural Engineering Inc. (Overland Park, Kansas), structural; Vecino Design, mechanical, electrical and plumbing
General contractor: Vecino Construction LLC
Cost: $12 million
Estimated completion: October 2025
Description: Project officials say they selected the name Sankofa – from the ancient Adinkra symbols – based on their interpretation as “learning from the past ensures a strong future.” For north Springfield, it will soon mean affordable homes, as well as a street-level business incubator and retail space, project officials said. Scheduled to break ground this summer on Commercial Street, Sankofa is envisioned as a four-story development providing 42 units in a mix of studio and one- and two-bedroom apartments, plus communal spaces. The entrepreneurial incubator space is intended to develop minority-owned businesses.


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