The site is situated on the campus of Creedmoor Psychiatric Center located in Queens, NY. Building #74, built circa 1925 is a three (3) story structure with a partial basement and a hip-type roof. The structure is reinforced concrete with a facade clad in brick with CMU back-up with single pane steel double hung windows.
Gut/rehab and convert the existing building to a transitional housing facility which will have one hundred & fifty-seven (157) studio-like apartments with administrative offices and on-site support services such as a dining room, vocational training classrooms and activity rooms. The project is sponsored by three (3) not-for-profit agencies and financed by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH). The building will be leased from New York State through the Dormitory Authority. All three (3) agencies are the providers of the service-enriched transitional housing program for persons with serious and persistent mental illness who have minimal self-maintenance and socialization skills. The goal is to provide temporary housing for discharge-ready single adults who are inpatients at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in a setting where they may develop skills to cope with life outside a mental health facility.
The building is designed to be in compliance with New York State building code, NFPA 101 Life Safety Code, and UFAS. For each agency occupied space, there will be a new ADA compliant elevator connecting the basement to the third floor. All of the studio-like apartments will have a full bathroom, kitchenette and sitting area. A dining room and commercial kitchen staffed by a full-time cook will serve two (2) meals a day for all residents who choose to participate in the meal plan. Every resident will be required to participate in a rehabilitative training program served by classrooms within the building and there will be activity rooms on each floor to encourage socialization. The building will have a sprinkler and fire alarm system and a central heating and air conditioning system