General contractor: Nesbitt Construction Inc.
Size: 12,800 square feet
Estimated cost: $3 million
Estimated completion: July
Project description: On The Kitchen Inc.’s O’Reilly Family Campus near the intersection of Glenstone Avenue and Chestnut Expressway, the project will be dubbed the Sam F. and June S. Hamra Family Support Services building. It’ll be an administrative office for the nonprofit, providing direct access to the adjacent shelter building on the campus, according to The Kitchen CEO Meleah Spencer. The nonprofit provides housing and case management services to the homeless population. Designed by Ireland Architects Inc., the building has space for roughly 40 employees, a board room, and nine conference rooms for clients and case managers to meet. Engineering work is provided by Heithaus Engineering & Associates Inc., civil; J&M Engineering LLC, structural; and Interpres Building Solutions LLC, mechanical, electrical and plumbing.
This year, for the 38th season, the Springfield Ballet Inc. will perform “The Nutcracker” on the proscenium stage of the Landers Theatre, with six performances set Dec. 15-18.