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From the Ground Up: Talia Apartments

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Owner/developer: Talia Apartments LP
General contractor
: The Vecino Group LLC
Architect: Vecino Design Build LLC
Engineers: Olsson Associates Inc., civil; and Vecino Design Build LLC, structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing
Size: 48,900 square feet
Estimated cost: $8.6 million
Lender: Bear State Bank
Estimated completion: November
Project description: A partnership development between Harmony House and The Vecino Group LLC, Talia Apartments will house survivors of domestic violence as well as low-income tenants, said Sunni Nutt, shelter director for Harmony House. They’re designed as a safe and secure residence for Harmony House officials to place clients who have gone through its shelter or outreach programs. Tony Smith, vice president of construction with The Vecino Group, said the complex will have 46 units in one-, two- and three-bedroom layouts. Construction cost is an estimated $5.7 million of the total development. According to Springfield Business Journal reporting, amenities include a fitness center, community room, children’s playroom and on-site case management. It is funded, in part, through the Missouri Housing Development Commission’s low-income housing tax credit program.

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