The proposed Wellness Center Campus aims to provide a supportive, safe, and stable environment for homeless persons and their families to receive life-changing services needed to break the cycle of homelessness and improve quality of life. The Project would be constructed in two phases. Phase 1 includes approximately 25,920 square feet of building space with 170 beds and supporting services buildings, parking spaces, bicycle parking, classrooms, dog run, and entry plaza, bus stop, covered patios, landscaping, garden, community farm, and associated site improvements (utilities, street cul-de-sac improvements, etc.). Phase 2 includes 30-units of permanent affordable housing adjacent to the Wellness Center, and additional parking area. The Project Site is located within the Old Town Specific Plan.
Additionally, Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA) proposes to construct a trunk sewer line through the Project Site to support potential future development. A 15-foot-wide VVWRA easement currently bisects the Project Site. An existing trunk (interceptor) sewer line is center within the existing 15-foot easement and the new segment would run parallel to the existing easement in a new 15-foot easement abutting to the east. The new line would be placed at the same depth, 10 to 15 feet below grade. The diameter of the line would be approximately the same width as the existing line, at a 27-inch diameter. Project construction is expected to begin in the First Quarter of 2022 with a duration of 8 to 12 months.