Hard Hats, Hammers and Dust – Oh My!

There is nothing like the sound of jack hammers on concrete to let you know progress is underway. As with any construction project, it’s a bit noisier and dustier at Society for the Blind these days – and that is just fine by us!

Preliminary work has begun on our build-out, including the demolition of our student break-room, some duct work, and selecting products and materials. With permit in hand any day now, the construction is slated to begin in late June or early July.

When the work is completed toward the end of this year, we will have a brand-new teaching kitchen and dining room for our Senior IMPACT Project, an indoor Orientation and Mobility course, a large multi-purpose training space, a conference room and a music room. In all, we will add nearly 5,000 square feet of training and event space at Society for the Blind.

In the meantime, we are finding new ways to share space. We get to enjoy live music twice a week when the music group meets for its jam sessions, and we get to watch the new space take shape little by little each day.

We are fortunate to have two outstanding contractors on our board: Allison Otto of Otto Construction and Bill Carter of the William E. Carter Company. Together, their teams are providing oversight to ensure our new space has all of the accessibility features we want and is a beautiful and inviting space for all.

We will share updates on the build-out along the way. If you would like to participate by donating to the construction project or providing items for the new space, check out our wish list.