General contractor: MoDoCo Inc.
Architect: Esterly Schneider & Associates Inc.
Engineers: Mettemeyer Engineering LLC, structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing
Size: 8,000 square feet
Cost: $1.74 million
Estimated completion: June
Description: This project brings the Springfield Little Theatre’s education department facility up to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to project officials. A new elevator with three doors making six stops is being installed, reaching the basement to the third floor, as well as the multipurpose gymnasium and a school entrance. The facility houses two fifth grade classes through a Springfield Public Schools choice program. The project also is renovating the top floor of the former elementary school to house administrative offices. Site improvements include updated retaining walls along the perimeter of the property.
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