A proposed modern addition to Evergreen Health Services’ headquarters at 206 S. Elmwood Avenue is now under construction. Ground was broken on the five-story, $11 million addition at a ceremony Wednesday morning attended by regional president of Empire State Development Sam Hoyt, Senator Timothy Kennedy, State Assemblyman Sean Ryan, and representatives from Evergreen Health Services.
Designed by Rochester’s SWBR Architects, the building will replace a parking lot behind the historic Roanoke Building and will front W. Chippewa Street across from Hutch Tech High School. The new expansion will double the size of the health facility and accommodate the substantial growth Evergreen has experienced over the last three years, providing new office space for the agency’s primary care practice, pharmacy, and numerous other supportive health services. Their staff of 250 now serves more than 13,000 clients.
The not-for-profit Evergreen Association of WNY works collectively to address the healthcare and related needs of individuals and families living in the eight counties of Western New York, with a focus on those in marginalized populations and/or challenged by chronic or life threatening diseases. The parent corporation oversees four affiliated agencies which include Evergreen Health Services, Benedict House of WNY, PRIDE Center of WNY, and Community Access Services.
The agency has been located in the Roanoke (below) since 2006 and later purchased and expanded into an 1850′s Victorian residence at 200 S. Elmwood and the Watkins Apartment building at 170 W. Chippewa Street.