Compass Health Breaks Ground on $26M Regional Center
- Feb 20, 2020
Compass Health has broken ground on the first phase of a health-care redevelopment project in downtown Everett, Wash. Broadway Campus will provide behavioral health care, primary health care, as well as 82 permanent supportive housing units. The $26 million project is expected to open in 2021.
The 47,000-square-foot building will be located at the corner of Lombard Avenue and 33rd Street. The units will be available for people with chronic behavioral health challenges, military veterans who are experiencing homelessness and Western State Hospital patients transitioning to the community. Approximately 10,000 square feet at the ground floor of the building will be dedicated to services including mental health treatment, peer support, homeless outreach and housing stabilization.
The team behind the new facility includes Lotus Development Partners as development manager, Environmental Works as architect and BNBuilders as general contractor. Other firms involved in the project are Harmsen, providing civil engineer services, Swensen Say Faget as structural engineer, Sider & Byers for mechanical and electrical services, as well as Thomas Rengstorf as landscape designer.
Various financing sources
Funding for the first phase was ensured by several public, private and philanthropic sources, including Snohomish County Housing and Community Services, Washington State Housing Trust Fund, National Equity Fund, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, Premera Social Impact, KeyBank and the Washington Community Reinvestment Association. The building will operate under the Housing First model for supportive housing.
The second phase of the redevelopment will include a behavioral health prevention and early intervention facility, which will replace the Bailey Center building on Broadway Avenue. Partial funding for this phase was received from Washington State Department of Commerce, Primary Care Development Corp. and private donors. Phase three of the project, which is in the early design stages, is projected to add a primary health-care clinic and pharmacy, as well as more supporting services.
The health-care sector has been growing rapidly in the Seattle metro area for several quarters in a row, with medical facilities expected to expand for decades to come, according to a recent Yardi Matrix report. The health-care and education sector added 11.700 jobs in the 12 months ending in December 2019, with Amazon recently entering the market. Last year in September, the company launched Amazon Care, a primary health-care service for its employees with other tech giants expected to follow.