7 million for an expansion project.. Where is the money going??

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  1. La Flama Blanca

    La Flama Blanca Well-Known Member VIP

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    I thought about the money going into an "expansion" of a building and thought it's a little high. Given that it's no secret that NSAL is just a cover to tax write offs and pay friends of friends. Do a little research on costs of actual animal shelters. New shelters and not just expansions to this terrible one. These are the first few that come up and they might not be that great either. I'm sure everyone from NSAL employees to construction companies will be making out on Howies friends who donated and few "fans".



    http://progress-index.com/news/anim...proceed-despite-higher-cost-estimate-1.782336

    7,199-square-foot facility that would house 50 dog kennels, 10 more than the existing shelter; and 41 cat cages, 17 more than the current facility. It would be built from durable, low-maintenance materials and would incorporate a variety of energy-saving measures. "two experienced local contractors" to get cost estimates for the facility and that the estimated construction cost was $1.8 million to $1.9 million, or $257 per square foot. He noted that the average cost per square foot of the Henrico, King George and Amherst shelters was $256.


    http://www.berkeleyside.com/2013/01/31/berkeley-to-celebrate-new-city-animal-shelter-saturday/

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    $12.4 million when all is said and done, opened in November after more than a decade in development, as an appropriate site proved elusive, and the venue that ultimately was selected posed a range of challenges during design and construction.
    The new shelter features a $272,000 medical suite to handle lab work and on-*site spay and neuter procedures, as well as everything from teeth cleaning and laceration repairs to eye and limb removal. There are habitat rooms where cats can socialize with a view of Aquatic Park; fenced* animal play areas; and indoor*-outdoor kennels. It’s decked out in Crate and Barrel furniture — the company donated $24,000 worth thanks to volunteer efforts — and includes a volunteer lounge, community training room, public restrooms, laundry room and kitchens with sanitizing dishwashers.



     
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    Bling bones.
     
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    [h=3]Auschwitz for anamoes[/h]
     
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    Maybe this is why the Arabs loved Beff so much........she doesn't seem to ever have a problem rubbin' her genitals on anyone.
     
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    In the example above I'm curious why an animal shelter costs over double per square foot what a basic stick built house would cost. All you need is a Butler building, some runs, some fenced land to allow them to be out most of the time, etc.

    None of the luxuries and trim a house has. With economies of scale from a huge building it should cost less, not more. And what is this shoving one on an urban/suburban street corner where land is pricey?

    A roof, basic climate control for extreme weather, runs, and a huge fence. It shouldn't be $1M, much less multiples of that.
     
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    As I've stated in other threads, I think they must be building the Taj Mahal of animal shelters complete with marble floors and day spa.

    For $7 million you could build or buy 20,000+ square foot warehouse that could house hundreds to thousands of animals.
     
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    The numbers quoted are in dog-dollars.
     
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    Let's face it, it's not for the animoes, it's for the people to go and hang.
     
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    I'm confused. Why exactly is it considered a good idea to save these animals? Because they are cute? Sounds to me that building a $7mil shelter to house more of them just perpetuates the problem.
     
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    Also, can you imagine the architect, when these Boobs walk in and say we want to build a cat shelter. they whip up 7 million dollar plans :facepalm:
     
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    Don't forget, they're not building a whole facility. The $7 million is to add a 14,000 sq. foot "second floor to our existing shelter."
     
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    Will there be separate elevators for cats and dogs?
     
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    Oh yes, and a private elevator for Howard and Beth made of solid gold. :up:
     
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    waste of money
     
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    $7,000,000 to build out a 14,000 sq ft second floor is $500 / sq ft. This is an outrageous cost for new construction, never mind a retrofit. To put things into perspective, a high-cost data center typically runs $300-$350 / sq ft...

    thats absolutely fuckig ridiculous. Even considering that nsal will pocket 66% of the $7 million, that leaves $166 / sq ft which is more reasonable, but still high. The cost should be $100-125/sq ft.

    holy shit what a ripoff... Well, at less these morons aren't using cancer to sell their scam.
     
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    When does the "mystery" donation arrive to fund it?
     
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    13,900 sq feet will house new executive offices, executive dining room, executive tennis court and an executive spa area with hot tubs and Olympic size swimming pool. The remaining 100 sq feet will house the new roam free cat adoption area constructed from discarded building materials and recycled cardboard boxes.
     
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