The proposed 19,827 sf building will house a 60-bed drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility funded by the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). The ground floor comprises administrative, clinical, nursing, counseling, classrooms, records, recreation, and dining areas. Dining and recreation—contiguous open spaces— can be easily converted into a single, large, multi-purpose room by retracting a folding wall that separates them. Two upper floors provide predominantly double-occupancy bedrooms, common restrooms with showers, laundry rooms, multi-purpose group rooms, lounges, one isolation room per floor, and storage. The new facility will connect via a ground floor breezeway to the site’s existing building, facilitating movement between the structures.
With two fully code-compliant egress stairs and one elevator, the new building designed by Posen Architects will provide ADA access and compliance for the entire two-building complex. Structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems in the existing building were also upgraded.