Groundbreaking: August 2019. Project Completion: October 2020.
Wayside Waifs celebrated the completion of their Building Dreams and Transforming Lives Capital Project today. Their campus now has the Education & Training Center to host large events, hold dog training classes & youth education programming, and house staff offices. They also gained the Canine Behavior Center, the second of its kind in the nation, that will exclusively serve shy, fearful as well as high-energy/arousal shelter do to transform their behavior.
Today, Wednesday October 28, Wayside held a privately held Ribbon Cutting and presentation. Due to COVID-19, they were unable to make this event open to the public. However, the event is currently posted on their YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/oXoQugjBj2c.
Ribbon Cutting photos from this morning. In the photos from left to right are:
Canine Behavior Center Ribbon Cutting: A.L. Huber, Phil Thomas; SFS Architect, Marsha Hoffman; Wayside Waifs President, Geoff Hall; Campaign Co-Chair, Sandy Johnson; Grandview Mayor, Leonard Jones; Campaign Co-Chair, Jill Turner; KSHB Chief Meteorologist, Gary Lezak & his Waif Alum Sunny; SFS Architect, Brian Garvey; Wayside Waifs Board Chair, Jodi Robinson.
Education & Training Center Ribbon Cutting: A.L. Huber, Phil Thomas; SFS Architect, Brian Garvey; SFS Architect, Marsha Hoffman; Wayside Waifs President, Geoff Hall; Campaign Co-Chair, Sandy Johnson; Grandview Mayor, Leonard Jones; Campaign Co-Chair, Jill Turner; KSHB Chief Meteorologist, Gary Lezak & his Waif Alum Sunny; Wayside Waifs Board Chair, Jodi Robinson; and South Kansas City Chamber, Vickie Wolgast.
Project Summary: The 14-month construction project added 20,000 square feet to Wayside’s 50-acre campus. Included in the project is an Education and Training Center expansion and a stand-alone and second-in-the-nation Canine Behavior Center.
Highlights include three large multipurpose rooms for pet and people training and special event hosting, 21 indoor-outdoor dog kennels, large indoor and outdoor training yards, offices, collaboration spaces, parking, storage, classroom space, canine real-life rooms, restrooms, and more.
Campaign Chairs: Dave & Sandy Johnson and Tom & Jill Turner
Project Cost: $8.7 million
– Architect: SFS Architect
– Construction Company: A.L. Huber
– MEP Engineer: Smith & Boucher Engineers
– Structural Engineer: Walter P. Moore Engineers
– Landscape Architecture: Confluence
Key Supporters: Funded 100% through private, philanthropic support, Wayside is grateful to all those that gave so generously to make this exciting new chapter a reality for the pets and people of the shelter. Special thanks to these key philanthropic supporters:
– The Dolores Ball Estate
– The Robert & Carole Beeson Estate
– Dave and Nancy Yeamans
– The Quinn Foundation
– Hill’s Pet Nutrition
– The Hoffman Family Foundation
– Adele and Donald Hall
– Rusty and Martha Smith
– Tom and Jill Turner
– Dave and Sandy Johnson
– The Harold and Marilyn Melcher Foundation
– The Jack and Helyn Miller Foundation
– Ray and Jill Kowalik
– Frederick W. Dunsworth Charitable Trust
– Tom and Betty Scott
– The Arvin Gottlieb Charitable Foundation
– Chris and Susan Wally