Last Friday, Leopardo Companies, Inc., along with architecture firm Designhaus, Inc. and owner’s representative IFF were joined by local dignitaries to officially break ground on the Children’s Home + Aid’s new child and family center. The 27,000-square-foot facility will be located at 229 Lake Marian Rd. in Carpentersville. Once completed, it will provide support and programs for underprivileged children and their families.
The facility, to be named the Jerri Hoffmann Child + Family Center, will rebuild the existing Tom Thumb Community Childcare Center, which has been serving at-risk children and families in the Carpentersville area since 1970. The new facility will expand the center’s capacity from 110 to 230 students, and will include 15 classrooms, a gross motor skills room, outdoor play area, administrative spaces, as well as a staff lounge and kitchen.
Leopardo is serving as general contractor on the project, which is anticipated to be completed in early summer 2015. The Jerri Hoffmann Child + Family Center will be built with several sustainable features and will seek LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).