Open Door Community Health Center Grant Application and Conceptual Plans

Open Door Community Health Centers (ODCHC) retained LACO to support their grant writing campaign to construct a proposed healthcare facility in Eureka, California. The not-for-profit organization is the largest provider of primary medical and mental health care, and the only provider of dental care for low-income, uninsured, and publicly insured patients in the area. In 2008, ODCHC served one in four residents within their service area, and they were in desperate need of expanding access.

Our project team responded to ODCHC’s requests within a short time frame to meet their grant funding deadlines. We provided the following deliverables:

  • Conceptual site plans, elevations, and floor plans for a new 26,000 square foot facility
  • Estimates of probable construction costs
  • Written descriptions of sustainable design elements with the intent to achieve LEED certification
  • A completed environmental review checklist
  • Project schedule for completion within 2 years

When ODCHC was awarded $9.8 million to construct their project, they again retained us to provide planning, entitlements, geotechnical, and traffic services. The construction of the new facility was funded by the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) through the federal Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). We provided our deliverables on time and budget under a strict and challenging schedule, and were responsible for the following tasks and documents:

  • Geotechnical exploration of the project site and report of findings
  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessment and report
  • Permitting coordination and application submittal
  • CEQA environmental document
  • Preliminary Drainage Report
  • Traffic and Circulation Analysis

This project will result in improved access to high quality health care for area residents, and enable ODCHC to increase the number of area residents served by up to 15%.

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