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Construction Watch: Homeless Safe Haven

Construction on Lakeshore Behavior Health’s sixteen-bed homeless housing facility is in full swing.  An historic brick structure is being rehabbed and expanded at the corner of Sycamore Street and Michigan Avenue.  Work on the project, designed by BHNT Architects, started in July.  Savarino Construction is building the $1.4 million facility.

IMG_7131.jpgAn existing 2½-story brick structure at 108 Sycamore Street, is being renovated to contain the major living and dining areas and a new commercial-grade kitchen.  A two-story, 2,800 square foot wood framed addition to the rear will contain most of the living areas.  It will feature 16 single-occupancy rooms, multiple common baths, two sitting areas, a living room, dining area and kitchen.

Seven off-street parking spaces are planned along with a large landscaped lawn area with statue.

Lake Shore Behavioral Health promotes self-sufficiency, mental wellness and recovery, and an enhanced quality of life for all individuals with mental illnesses and chemical abuse disorders by providing effective, accessible and culturally sensitive services.


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Written by David Steele

David Steele

Architect ( a real one, not just the armchair type), author of "Buffalo, Architecture in the American Forgotten Land" ( ), lover of great spaces, hater of sprawl and waste,
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