We need a place in the Parkland-Spanaway area where law enforcement, EMTs, and families can bring those suffering from mental health crises -- such as suicidal thoughts and delusional disorders -- to receive immediate and appropriate care. First responders, health care providers, and the community identified this facility as a top priority for our region. A Crisis Recovery Center serves only 16 people at any one time, has a 1:2 staff-to-patient ratio, is locked and secure, and all patients are transported to and from the center by law enforcement, ambulance, family or contracted transport.
Construction of the new Crisis Recovery Center is well underway. This 9,600-square-foot secure facility will serve up to 16 patients experiencing a mental health crisis in the Parkland/Spanaway area. It is located at 1420 – 112th Street East in Tacoma. Project completion is slated for the end of 2020.
Crisis Recovery Center Design Rendering
The Pierce County Council approved its portion of funding last August, and all other funding is in place.
The Mid-County Land Use Advisory Committee (LUAC) unanimously approved the project on July 9, 2019.
The project has been publicly advertised for construction bids. A pre-bid walk-through for Contractors interested in bidding was held on July 17, 2019.
The Mid County LUAC made their recommendation before the Hearing Examiner on July 24, 2019.
Bids were due August 2nd. Award was be made to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder.
Groundbreaking ceremony commenced in November 2019.
Concrete was poured in February 2020 and vertical construction commenced.
Construction encountered some various delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Interior wall framing began in April 2020.
In July of 2020, trusses for the roof over the main entrance were placed and the plywood deck was been installed.
The project is slated for an estimated completion before the end of 2020..