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BY: SBJ STAFFsbj@sbj.net

Posted online February 19, 2019 

Anderson Engineering Inc. plans to break ground on its new headquarters this month after receiving a needed annexation and rezoning from Springfield City Council for the relocation in the fall.

The engineering firm scheduled a 10 a.m. Feb. 28 groundbreaking ceremony at 3213 S. West Bypass, according to a news release.

Officials plan to move into a 10,000-square-foot office from their current space at 2045 W. Woodland St.

“As we continue to expand, this facility will fit our existing needs and allow us to continue that growth,” Anderson Engineering CEO Neil Brady said in the release. “The new space will provide our employees with collaborative workspaces, training facilities and additional amenities and resources to help us better serve our clients across the country.”

With architecture work from Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective, Base Construction & Management LLC is the general contractor for the project that includes a separate 5,000-square-foot materials testing lab with a loading dock. Commerce Bank is financing the project, the cost of which was not included in the release. An Anderson Engineering official could not be reached for the figure by deadline, and a city building permit does not display the estimated cost for the project.

Anderson Engineering representatives went to council in September 2018 to have the 9-acre property annexed into the city. The purchase of the land from Donald Williams was contingent on the annexation and a rezoning to highway commercial from suburban residential, according to past Springfield Business Journal reporting.

Council approved the annexation and rezoning during its Sept. 24 meeting.

Anderson Engineering expects to relocate its 40 corporate employees to the new headquarters in December, according to the release.