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Oct 5, 2020 – The project calls for removing four of the current residential buildings and replacing them with a pair of two-story residential buildings, which each would house 46 beds. Each of the two buildings would be 30,935 square feet.
Additionally, a new one-story, 22,748-square-foot day-treatment facility would be built on what is currently a vacant portion of the center’s campus. The facility would be able to accommodate 44 day-treatment patients. The building would also include additional administrative space, a computer lab and a lecture hall.
These plans would increase the Betty Ford Center’s capacity from 100 beds to 156 beds and increase the total campus from 137,200 square feet to 170,000 square feet.
“By expanding our capacity by 56 beds, several hundred more people will be able to get the help they need each year,” Yadron said. “We’ll also be increasing safety, improving access by implementing the very latest ADA requirements, and expanding our ability to improve outcomes by keeping people engaged in a long-term continuum of care.”
The project will be built over three phases, with the single-story day treatment building slated to be built first. Phase two will see the old residential buildings demolished and one new residential building constructed. The final phase will see the construction of the second residential building.
The project also includes modifications to landscaping, parking spaces and the development of a new driveway onto the campus from Vista Del Sol.