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From the Ground Up: Footsteps Transitional Living Group Home

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Owner/developer: Good Samaritan Boys Ranch
General contractor: Morelock-Ross Builders Inc.
Architect: Slone Architects LLC
Engineers: Vandersluis Engineering Inc., civil; Crocker Consulting Engineers Inc., mechanical, electrical and plumbing; Edelman Engineering Corp., structural
Size: 10,225 square feet
Estimated cost: $1.4 million
Lender: Empire Bank
Estimated completion date: November
Project description: The 10,225-square-foot building will serve as a transitional living home for boys who are aging out of foster care and residential facilities but aren’t ready to live on their own, said Julie Conway, director of development and public relations at Good Samaritan Boys Ranch. The home will have 20 bedrooms, as well as training, laundry, dining, kitchen and common areas. The nonprofit has raised $300,000 to help cover construction costs and is seeking additional donations, Conway said. The organization has $200,000 available in youth opportunity tax credits from the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

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