Halfacre Construction Company has been awarded the contract to construct a new 11,000-square-foot building for Harvest House, one of the few nonprofit organizations in Sarasota to work towards the development, preservation and management of affordable, service-enriched housing.

The nonprofit’s new Life Enrichment building will house four classrooms, one large multipurpose space with a stage, a catering kitchen, adequate childcare space for varying ages, restroom facilities and community accessible administrative and development offices. Its existing building will be converted into office space with church worship services.

Halfacre Construction Company will perform site development and new construction of the new pre-engineered metal structure. Zoller Autrey Architects is the architect on the project.

“Harvest House provides life enrichment activities to more than 200 clients weekly,” said Erin E. Minor, executive director of Harvest House. “Of those clients, 120 attend classes five nights per week, yet we currently have no classroom infrastructure. The new building will also facilitate more community walk-ins and agency partner meetings. We have raised $1.4 million so far, but our goal for this capital campaign is $1.75 million with the community’s continued support.”

The $2.3 million is projected to start in summer 2020. Located at 3650 17th Street in Sarasota on a 5-acre parcel, the project is slated for completion in spring 2021.

Harvest House serves homeless families, veterans, youth ages 16 to 24 and adults with a history of incarceration and substance abuse. The organization offers family services, youth services, addiction services, veteran services and its Harvest Food Pantry.

Today, Harvest House has nine supportive housing campuses and 30 affordable rentals encompassing more than 400 beds and serves more than 900 individuals annually.