State Hospital representatives address our
September meeting. They are Mark Fridovich,
adult mental health administrator for the
State Department of Health, and Kira
Downing of DTL.
Kira Downing of the strategic planning firm DTL said a draft environmental impact statement for the project should be ready for review by mid-October. She said the public will then have 60 days to comment. The new facility will have 144 beds and security features such as metal detectors and 15-foot-high fences. It will be built on the site of the Goddard Building, which is being demolished.
Hospital officials plan to award a contract to build the new facility by mid-2017 and to complete it by 2020. Additional information about the project is available from Brian Isa of the state Department of Accounting and General Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.