Elford Named Construction Manager for Franklin County Crisis Center
Nov. 9, 2021
The full project team is in place for the new Franklin County Mental Health and Addiction Crisis Center with the addition of Elford as the construction manager at risk
The $50 million construction project is expected to break ground in second quarter of 2022. It is the result several years community input and research, guided by the Alcohol Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County (ADMAH), to address the growing need for mental health and addiction crisis services.
Elford joins a team led by owner’s representative, Hammes International. NBBJ and architect+ will provide architecture, engineering and design services. RI International will serve as operator of on-site services for the new crisis center.
“Elford and our joint venture partner, Corna Kokosing, are extremely excited to be a part of this critically needed facility. Access to behavioral healthcare in our community and across the nation remains in short supply and the addition of this facility to Franklin County will mean real help for many families,” said Elford CEO Jim Smith.
When it opens in 2024, the crisis center will offer a no-wrong-door philosophy to ensure that anyone who arrives at the facility receives or gets connected to services. It is intended to benefit everyone from individuals in crisis and their families to the overcrowded hospitals and first responders currently stretched to their limits.
The center will be built just west of downtown, on a parcel of land owned by ADAMH located south of Harmon Avenue, east of South Souder Avenue, and north of Buchanan Drive.