Plans are in the works for the construction of a 60,000 square-foot behavioral health facility that will go up on the southwest side of the town of Gilbert, Arizona.
The Louisville, Kentucky-based Springstone Incorporated has said that the facility, to be called Copper Springs, will have enough space for 72 beds. The facility will additionally provide both inpatient and outpatient services.
It will be built on a site near the intersection of S. Rome Street and E. Melrose Street, and will also include a basketball court, outdoor activity space, and several outdoor pavilions.
Springstone had previously proposed two different sites for the facility, both of which were withdrawn in the face of opposition due to their being either too close to a school or a neighborhood.
Despite that withdrawal, Gilbert officials have said that the need for a modern behavioral health center remains, especially as the town’s population has jumped from just over 106,000 in the year 2000 to around 237,000 today.
Springstone, which has more than a dozen behavioral health centers nationally, opened up an additional facility in Avondale, Arizona in the spring of 2016. That one-story, 53,000 square-foot structure houses 72 beds.
Additional plans for the Gilbert project are expected to be revealed before the town’s planning commission later this month.
By Garry Boulard
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