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Homeless Shelter Renovations
This project includes the renovation of numerous District shelters. The scope of work includes building renovations, electrical and mechanical upgrades, as well as roof rehabilitation. Additional projects and improvements can be found on the Americans with Disabilities Act Renovations webpage. Shelters receiving renovations include the following.
- 801 East Men's Shelter
- Wayne Place Shelter
- Federal City Shelter
- 611 N Street, NW - New Endeavors by Women
- Blair & Emery Shelters
- Community of Hope - Girard Family Shelter
- DC General Family Shelter
- Madison Shelter
Project: 801 East Men's Shelter Relocation & Ready, Willing and Working Residential Facility St. Elizatbeth's Campus - North Neighborhood
Specific address will be determined during the design and permitting process. Development parcel is located northeast of the open space area connected to the former John Howard building on the East Campus.
The US Department of Homeland Security will construct a new office complex on the west campus of the St. Elizabeth's Hospital Campus. The new development will precipitate the relocation of the current site for DHS' shelter for men. A new shelter facility and new transitional/residential facility for men enrolled in the Ready, Willing and Working Residential Facility is slated for construction in the northeast section of the campus.
Wiles Mensch completed a land survey in February of 2011.
Design: Spring 2011 - Winter 2012
Construction: Fall 2011
Project Completion: Winter 2013
Budget: $7,700,000.00 (Preliminary)
Project Manager: Marshella Wallace
A/E: Ayers Saint Gross
Project: Wayne Place Shelter
This project includes the full renovation of two three-level multi-family apartment buildings. Each building consists of five apartment units each. The buildings will require a complete redesign with additions to meet the new program specifications. The new design, with new building systems, will have five units per building (2 & 3 bedrooms units mix) including ADA compliant units. All applicable building codes will be met.
- Design: Spring 2009 - Early 2010 (Completed)
- Construction: Summer 2011 - Summer 2012
- Project Completion: Summer 2012
- Budget: $3,400,000.00
Project Manager: Solomon Ikotun
Project: Federal City Shelter Renovation (Phase II)
This facility provides temporary shelter for up to 1,650 men and women, as well as a health clinic, drug rehabilitation center, emergency shelter during the winter, and also houses DC Central Kitchen which provides 4,500 meals to the District's homeless residents every day.
The original renovation of the Federal City Shelter began in 2004 to upgrade the existing facility's HVAC system, bathrooms and make other improvements. Phase II consists of remediation of Life/Safety, ADA, and Code Deficiencies.
Design: Fall 2009 - Spring 2010 ( In Progress)
Construction: Spring 2011 - Spring 2012
Project Completion: Summer 2012
Project Manager: Daniel Bohnlein
Project: 611 N Street, NW - New Endeavors by Women
This project includes the design and construction of a new facility for New Endeavors by Women, which runs an innovative Permanent Supportive Housing program for women. The building will be approximately 23,000 square feet, and will provide a twenty- four hour residence accommodating fifty women. The project is DC Green eligible and is tracking LEED Gold certification or higher.
Design: Spring 2009 - Spring 2010 (Completed)
Construction: Fall 2011 - Fall 2012
Project Completion: Fall 2012
Project Manager: Stephen Campbell
Homeless Shelters Renovations – 611 N Street NW
Read answers to frequently asked questions about 611 N Street NW.
Why do we need this Transitional and Permanent Supportive Housing residence?
- This facility contributes to the second of three key objectives in the Interagency Council on Homelessness’ Strategic Action Plan to End Homelessness: to Redesign the Continuum of Care to develop appropriate mix of services and interim and permanent housing options.
Who will use this residence?
- Single women who are enrolled in either the Transitional Housing or Permanent Support Housing programs of the DC Department of Human Services.
What activities will take place at this residence?
New Endeavors by Women (NEW) provides housing and support for homeless women and children. We partner with women to take control of their lives to conquer homelessness. These three (3) key program goals guide our work:
- To prepare women to achieve independent living;
- To increase the resident’s skills and income levels; and,
- To increase the resident’s self-determination.
- New Endeavors by Women (NEW) provides housing and support for homeless women and children. We partner with women to take control of their lives to conquer homelessness. These three (3) key program goals guide our work:
Where will the residence be located?
- In the heart of the Shaw Neighborhood, 611 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20001.
Why was this site chosen?
- New Endeavors by Women, a Service Provider addressing exactly this demographic, has been at this location – a former municipal recreation center – for more than 23 years, has established strong roots in the community, and currently inhabits a facility that increasingly is in need of ongoing upgrades and capital improvements.
What is the size of the Residence?
- The new residence will occupy about 23,000 gross square feet, on a site of approximately .26 acres.
How much will the new residence cost?
- The overall development costs – including design construction, project administration, etc., will be about $10 Million.
What are some of the special features of this new building?
- This residence has been designed to try to achieve LEED Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Further, it has won a DC AIA Washingtonian Award for Unbuilt Architect, 2010.
Project: Blair & Emery Shelters
This project will upgrade three existing shelters in order to bring each into compliance with all applicable regulations and fulfill the shelters’ program requirements. A comprehensive assessment of each building will identify needed improvements with design work to be performed under one contract. Construction will then be bid as three separate construction projects.
The Madison Shelter Component of this project has been combined with the Madison Shelter ADA Compliance Project and will be completed by Summer 2011.
Design: Spring 2009 - Spring 2010
Construction: Spring 2010 - Fall 2011
Project Completion: Fall 2011
Project Manager: Solomon Ikotun
Project: Community of Hope Shelter Renovation
This project will make global upgrades to the facility, which will include conducting a full condition assessment,upgrading the HVAC system and making various ADA improvements. The facility provides temporary shelter for 23 families.
Design: Spring 2009 - Fall 2009 (Completed)
Construction: Winter 2011 - Summer 2012
Project Completion: Summer 2012
Project Manager: June Chokechaitanasin
Community of Hope – Girard Street Family Shelter
Read answers to frequently asked questions about the Girard Street Family Shelter.
Why do we need the Girard Street Family Shelter?
- Community of Hope provides hope and stability to low-income and homeless adults and children in DC. They provide a holistic range of programs - from healthcare to housing with supportive services and programs promoting strong families - helps underserved residents create stable lives for themselves and promising futures for their children. Girard Street Family Shelter provides apartment-style temporary shelter for 20 homeless families with children at a time. They served 38 families in 2009.
Who will use the Girard Street Family Shelter?
- Homeless women adults and children.
What activities will take place at the Girard Street Family Shelter?
- Girard Street Family Shelter provides apartment-style temporary shelter for 20 homeless families with children at a time. We served 38 families in 2009. Supportive services focus on helping families move quickly out of homelessness to stable housing, and include referrals to job training and mental health and substance abuse treatment. On-site life skills classes teach parenting, budgeting, and other useful skills. A family case management model assures that the needs of both parents and children are addressed.
Where is the Girard Street Family Shelter located?
- Ward One - 1413 Girard Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
What is the size of the Girard Street Family Shelter?
- 28,085 Square Feet
What is the total cost of the renovations?
- $1.92 million
Project: DC General Family Shelter
This project will upgrade one existing family shelter in order to bring it into compliance with all applicable regulations and fulfill the shelter's program requirements, in conjunction with the ADA requirements for the DC General Hospital Ambulatory Care Center.
Design: Spring 2010 - Summer 2010
Construction: Fall 2010 - Spring 2011
Project Completion: Spring 2011
Project Manager: Maurice Dunn
Project: DC General Roof Replacement at Core Building
This project will replace a roof at the core building of DC General Family Shelter in order to bring it into compliance with all applicable regulations and fulfill the shelter's program requirements.
Design: Winter 2009 - Fall 2010
Construction: Fall 2010 - Summer 2011
Project Completion: Summer 2011
Project Manager: Maurice Dunn