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The Flance Early Childhood Education Center aims to boost north St. Louis neighborhood

December 16, 2013 | McCormack Baron Salazar

The I. Jerome and Rosemary Flance Early Childhood Education Center at Murphy Park in north St. Louis was recently featured in an article in the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

Developed by McCormack Baron Salazar, in partnership with Urban Strategies, Inc, the St. Louis Housing Authority, the University City Children’s Center and the LUME Institute, the Flance Center will offer exceptional care and education for 154 children from the surrounding community and the region. Scheduled to open in March of 2014, the $10.3 million Flance Center will be a 23,800 square foot sustainable, state-of-the-art facility. The Center was designed by Trivers Associates and will have 13 classrooms for infants, toddlers and preschoolers, including a 3-room health suite for onsite immunizations and health screenings.  Brinkmann Constructors and MBE/Section 3 firm Simms Building Group serve as the general contractors on the project.

Sources of funding for the project include $5 million from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Capital Fund Education and Training Community Facilities Program, $3 million in New Markets Tax Credit equity through Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, and the remainder from corporate and private donors.

Read the article here.