Construction has begun for a new headquarters for the Zimmerman family of companies off of East Republic Road and South Fremont Avenue.
The 32,000-square-foot, multistory building at 1329 E. Lark St. will provide office space for Zimmerman Properties LLC, Zimmerman Properties Construction LLC and Wilhoit Properties Inc., said Jon Dodd of Buxton Kubik Dodd Creative, the project architect. On nearly 2 acres owned by Zimmerman Corporate LLC, it’s an estimated $4 million project, according to a city building permit.
Zimmerman Properties Senior Vice President of Construction Matthew Zimmerman could not be reached before deadline.
The Zimmerman office building is predominately displayed on general contractor Base Construction Management’s website, but officials there also were unavailable. Completion is targeted for Jan. 1, 2018.
Zimmerman Properties and Wilhoit Properties currently operate at 1730 E. Republic Road in the Southgate Center, which is less than a mile from the developing headquarters.
Travis Miller of Miller Engineering PC, the structural engineer on the project, said he believed the company ran out of office space. Other engineers are Kaw Valley Engineering Inc., handling the civil work, and Pellham Phillips Architectural Engineering, doing the mechanical, electrical and plumbing.
The Zimmerman family of companies manages over 150 affordable-living properties in 13 states throughout the south and Midwest. Properties include mid-rise senior communities, garden-style apartments, townhomes and single-family homes.
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