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BARC Adoption Center Grand Opening

On June 5th, BARC Adoption Center had one of many grand opening ceremonies.  The morning ceremony was held with a ribbon cutting and Mayor Annise Parker holding a press conference for the opening.  There were many visitors at the ceremony including some of the four legged friends that will soon be up for adoption at BARC.  Even with all of the rain Houston has experienced in the last couple of months, and throughout the timeline of this project, Mayor Parker said “The show must go on! We were close enough to completion and we really wanted people to see it, because if you just walk through you can get excited about the possibilities here.”  The new facility will set the standards for the surrounding city shelters and state.  “It is not only a very functional adoption center with state-of-the-art kennels, it’s a beautiful space.”  The completion of this facility will be the first of four phases for BARC.  The other phases will provide an additional 130 adult dog spaces, a cattery, meeting and education building, and a spay/neuter clinic.  The new campus incorporates American Kennel Club standards including ample amounts of natural light.  The night event included live music, food and St. Arnold’s Brewing Company.

This is our fourth CM at Risk project completed with the City of Houston.  The 15,000 SF building houses indoor and outdoor dog runs, dog adoption kennels (20 adult dogs and 50-60 puppies), courtyard, shell of the cat adoption space, and administrative offices.  We are excited to continue our partnership with the City of Houston and to be a part of such a monumental project.  The Teal project team included Mike Tancill, Project Manager, Mike Pettus, Superintendent, and Debbie Freeman, Project Coordinator.

To see the full press conference please click the following link BARC Adoption Center Grand Opening