By Tasha Anderson for AZBEX
America’s Rehab Campuses (ARC), a full continuum care behavioral health and substance abuse treatment center with a facility in Tucson, is planning to expand into Phoenix with a new facility at 12425 N. 19th Avenue.
The new facility will sit on approximately 7.8 acres and will consist of several buildings including two 10.5KSF residential treatment centers (RTC) and two 5KSF sober living buildings. The residential and sober living buildings are separated into two buildings each for men and women. The residential treatment centers will house a total of 80 beds and the sober living buildings will house 64 beds total.
Other buildings on the campus will include a 3.2KSF administration building, a 4KSF sober living administration building, a 30-bed, 11.6KSF level one sub-acute medical detox building, a 4.5KSF outpatient and partial hospitalization program, a 5.3KSF group building and a 4.1KSF dining building.
“The proposed campus will serve clients with a variety of needs,” according to the project documents. “The facility will have a total of 110 combined detox and RTC clients present during the busiest time. The facility offers alternate lodging identified as Sober Living in order for clients to have convenient access to attend classes and groups and continue the recovery process without worry of transportation.”
While most of the buildings will be single-story, the RTC buildings and sober living buildings are anticipated to be two stories.
The project’s site includes a hillside and ARC plans to use it for treatment amenities including basketball, volleyball, yoga, arts and crafts, hiking, fitness, nutrition and more. The owner intends to apply for a hillside grading waiver for the spot.
The site plan also shows two pool areas: one near the RTC buildings and one near the sober living buildings, as well as a total of 76 parking spaces throughout the property.
A Planning Hearing Officer application was recently submitted to the City of Phoenix for the project. The Phoenix Planning Hearing Officer will consider the project at a public hearing on August 18th.