Palm Springs, CA
The team working on the Homeless Navigation Center project in North Palm Springs is seeking additional funding from the City of Palm Springs and Riverside County to cover construction expenses and expand the range of services offered.
To facilitate the project’s financial needs, the development team is requesting an increased budget of $5,000,000 from Palm Spring’s Fiscal Year 2024 General Fund Budget. In addition, Riverside County has already agreed to contribute an additional $3,000,000 to assist with the rising construction costs.
The project, already expected to exceeded $28 million in costs, is located on McCarthy Road in North Palm Springs. Bids for the construction of the center were received in May and surpassed the original budget. The construction work is tentatively slated to begin in July, with the facilities expected to be completed by February 2024.
Due to the higher than expected construction costs, the development team has proposed a cost reduction strategy by repurposing existing office space in Buildings 24 and 8, specifically Building C. This approach aims to optimize the available resources and reduce additional expenditure. Building 8, on the other hand, is now being considered as an Early Entry Facility to accommodate individuals awaiting placement in the independent living modular units.
The city council meeting, where this funding request will be discussed, is scheduled to take place tonight, June 5th at 5:30 p.m. at Palm Springs City Hall. This meeting presents an opportunity for stakeholders to deliberate on the financial aspects of the project and evaluate the potential impact of providing the requested funds.