Sundt Construction, Inc. was selected as the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) for the redevelopment of the Pima Animal Care Center in Tucson, Arizona.
Once completed, the project will replace most or all of Pima County’s outdated animal care center originally built in 1968, when the County had less than a third of its current resident population and animal control facilities did little more than warehouse stray animals. The project scope may include construction of new kennels, a surgery suite, laboratory, clinics, administrative and law enforcement offices, and a community room. Construction is budgeted at $15 million of the overall $22 million project cost.
“Our team has developed a plan to ensure the center remains operational while under construction, so every animal continues to receive the care it needs,” said Sundt’s Kurt Wadlington. “This project will provide additional space for the more than 24,000 animals that come through these doors each year, improving their lives by reducing stress, aggression and disease transmission due to overcrowding.”
Currently in the design phase, the project was authorized by voters in November 2014. Sundt’s recent additional work with Pima County includes the Pima County Public Service Center and the Pima County Emergency Communications and Operations Center, both located in Tucson.