We have made great progress in realizing our dream of a new Animal Care and Adoption Center to serve the people and pets of our community. I am excited to share with you some recent updates.
In late spring of this year, we started the internal demolition and environmental abatement of 99 Yosemite Street. This process is nearly complete, which allows us to turn our attention to the construction phase of the project. With that said, we are in the final stages of securing our permits from the City of Roseville to begin construction and anticipate an official groundbreaking celebration in early fall.
We are currently reviewing bids from sub-contractors, which will help us determine our construction partners, as well as solidify hard costs for the project. As you may recall, the initial budget for Phase I – the 21,000 square foot Adoption & Education Center was identified at $12.1 million. However, as is typical with construction projects like ours, costs have increased and we have had to begin the process of value engineering.
At our Homestretch Celebration event earlier this year, we announced the public phase of our campaign with the goal of raising the final $400,000 needed to declare victory on our ambitious fundraising goal. It gives me great pleasure to share with you that not only did we achieve our private fundraising goal, but we exceeded it! With the generosity of our campaign supporters, combined with the City of Roseville’s partnership and investment of $7.6 million, we have just over $12.3 million dedicated to Phase I alone. Of course, that doesn’t mean we cease our fundraising efforts; quite the contrary. In fact, we know just how important an endeavor like this is to the benefit and well-being of our community and invite all who are interested to join us – naming opportunities, as well as honor bricks, are still available.
This is an exciting time for Placer SPCA. We have the opportunity to build a center that will have a tremendous positive impact on thousands of people and animals every year. We are grateful to the many supporters who have already committed their generous resources to the building campaign. Their willingness to help preserve Placer SPCA’s rich history of providing comprehensive animal welfare programs and services to support the human-animal bond within our community will benefit us all for decades to come.
If you would like to learn more about naming opportunities or reserving an Honor Brick, please contact our Development Office at 916-782-7722 ext. 102 or 530-885-7387 ext. 102. You can also stay up to date on the progress of our Future Home by visiting our website at www.placerspca.org/futurehome.
Leilani Fratis, Chief Executive Officer