Griffin is providing program and construction management services for the Buena Park Navigation Center. The facility is funded through a partnership called the North Orange County Service Planning Area (North SPA) comprised of the cities of Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, La Habra, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Orange, Placentia, Villa Park, Stanton, and Yorba Linda.
The 15,360-square-foot, 150-bed facility will provide shelter and comprehensive services for homeless single men and women and their respective pets as well as couples. The sleeping quarters will include dormitory-type living spaces with access to gender specific and gender neutral restrooms and showers. The facility will also include a warming kitchen, common space for dining/lounging, multipurpose rooms for group therapy and program sessions, a medical clinic, and administrative space. The building is situated on a 1.5-acre site and accommodates exterior courtyards, storage areas for personal belongings, a dog run and dog wash area, and parking for residents and service providers from Mercy House, the shelter operator.
Innovative construction utilizing modular shipping containers customized by Crate Modular will allow for an expedited delivery schedule and reduced project costs. The modular units will be built out and approved by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) in Crate Modular’s facility concurrently as the site work is underway, resulting in significant schedule savings. Once site development—demolition, grading, foundations, stubbed utility connections–is complete, units will be delivered and set in place, utilities connected, and furnishings installed. The sustainable units are low maintenance and offer cost and schedule savings over new construction and remodel alternatives to provide supportive housing solutions. The project is designed to meet LEED Silver® specifications.
Rendering: LPA Architects