This post will contain the records and media about the Multnomah County facility to be located at 333 SW Park Avenue. First public mention was January 17, 2018, but people – including supporters of this organization – have planned this project since 2012.
Multnomah County Unveils Plans For Addiction and Mental Health Resource Center in Downtown Portland
From The Portland Mercury, January 17, 2019
Plans are underway to build a mental health and addiction resource center geared toward homeless people in downtown Portland. If built, it would be the first of its kind in the county.
The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners approved a purchase agreement Thursday morning for 333 SW Park, a four-story, 30,000-square-foot building located about a block south of W Burnside. This doesn’t mean they’ve purchased the building—yet. A purchase agreement is only the first step in establishing the terms of an eventual purchase.
County weighs purchase of downtown Portland building as part of plan for improving mental health services
January 22, 2018 – Multnomah County website
Multnomah County is considering purchasing the Bushong & Co. Building, at 333 SW Park Ave. (link is external) in Portland, as part of a long-term strategy to provide improved behavioral health resources downtown.
The Board of Commissioners on Thursday unanimously approved a purchase and sale agreement to begin formal negotiations to buy the four-story building. The agreement gives the County 30 days to conduct due diligence evaluations and an additional 30 days to close on the estimated $4.34 million sale.
The County’s Mental Health and Addiction Services Division has long sought an appropriate location for a resource center in the central city. Mental Health advocates, public safety officials, downtown businesses, hotels and other stakeholders have all expressed the need for a better response to the people they encounter daily who are experiencing homelessness and mental health issues.
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