Ground has been broken for the new administrative headquarters for the Central Illinois Community Blood Center.
The 27,000 square foot facility on the former Allis Chalmers site at 10th and Linton will house administrative offices, a blood typing laboratory and a “product distribution” hub. Blood donation will continue to operate out of the organization’s current building on South Seventh Street.
The $7 million building is partially funded with City of Springfield TIF funds. Construction is scheduled to be completed next year.