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Considerations

Neighborhoods that host homeless resource facilities are welcoming and safe for all who live, visit, work, receive services or do business there.

  • Must be near:
    • Public Transportation
    • Groceries
  • Fit with the existing environment

Building & Site Design

Building to enhance surrounding area and be a place offering help to those in need.

  • Facility design is aesthetically pleasing and contextual to the community
  • Well-designed layout optimizing views and control points throughout
  • Created using durable and attractive materials, with walls of brick, block or stone
  • Energy efficient performance & acoustical isolation

Comparison Factors

Facilities to be similar in size & shape to other neighborhood elements

  • Approximately 1.2 acre sites
  • Explore Costs for any renovation / new construction options
  • Economical land costs

Site Components

Outdoor gathering spaces shall be included in the design and located off the street. Client line is very minimized and located within the interior of the facility.

  • Parking-automobile and bicycle parking shall be included onsite
  • 50 parking stalls; separate parking areas shall be secured for staff.
  • Office space for security, caseworkers and intake specialists shall include technology requirements.
  • Spaces onsite for services such as behavioral health, storage and hygiene.
  • Access to employment, job training and positive activities during the day are offered