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From the Ground Up: Bark Yard

3110 E. Cherry St.

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Owner/developer: Tommy Buterbaugh and Blake Gammon
General contractor: Construct Cos. LLC
Architect: Schaub Projects LLC (St. Louis)
Engineers: Anderson Engineering Inc., civil; Frontenac Engineering Group Inc., structural (St. Louis); and CJD Engineering LLC, mechanical, electrical and plumbing
Size: 6,000 square feet, on 3 acres
Estimated cost: $1.4 million, per city permit
Lender: Springfield First Community Bank
Estimated completion: December
Project description: Developers Tommy Buterbaugh and Blake Gammon are bringing a dog park to the east side. Dubbed Bark Yard, the 3-acre dog park includes a 6,000-square-foot building for day care, boarding and an indoor dog park for the cold seasons. Canine owners will need daily, monthly or annual passes to use the park, said co-owner Tommy Buterbaugh. The design also features a bar and patio area open to the public. Buterbaugh declined to disclose the cost of construction, but a building permit filed with the city recorded a $1.4 million estimated valuation. He said construction is expected to wrap up by the end of the year, before a spring 2021 opening.

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