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General contractor: DeWitt & Associates Inc.
Size: 5,800-square-foot addition and 70,000-square-foot renovation
Estimated cost: $14.9 million
Estimated completion: August 2023
Project description: Project officials say the district’s Early Childhood Program has outgrown its current location constructed in the 1960s. The entire building will be renovated, and an addition includes storm-safe classrooms. Dake Wells Architecture Inc. is the architect. Engineering work is by Crawford, Murphy & Tilly Inc., civil; J&M Engineering LLC, structural; and True Engineering Group LLC, mechanical, electrical and plumbing. SWT Design Inc. (St. Louis) is the landscape architect.
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