Bost planning to expand in Rogers

by Paul Gatling ([email protected]) 1,584 views 

Fort Smith-based nonprofit Bost Inc. is planning a significant expansion of its Rogers facility.

According to documents filed with city planners, Bost is seeking approval to build three new buildings on land it owns near its existing 3,500-square-foot building at 4500 West Oak St. The single-story building includes four apartments to accommodate eight residents.

Bost provides services in Arkansas to nearly 1,000 individuals with developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs. The nonprofit employs over 1,000 people.

Two of the proposed buildings, according to the documents, are single-story fourplexes, each roughly 3,200 square feet. A third building is a single-story office building totaling 2,860 square feet.

Bost paid $130,381 for the 2-acre site in October 2014 and opened the Oak Street building in January 2017.

Bost executive director Katie Raines said the nonprofit’s waiver office in Lowell will relocate to the new office building in Rogers. She is hopeful to break ground on the three-building project by the first of August. Nabholz Corp. is the general contractor and Joseph Fifer with Crafton Tull in Fayetteville is the site engineer.

Raines said the project is valued between $1.5 million and $2 million. She believes the nonprofit’s building fund can cover the entire cost of the construction.

Raines said there are opportunities to support the building fund online at bost.org, or by contacting Jeannie Hill, executive director of the Bost Foundation, at [email protected].

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