Submitted Application for a 2013 CIP Project

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I. Administrative Section 
Project Name: Two new buildings on the Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services (NNAMHS) campus.
Project Description (One Sentence): Two New buildings on NNAMHS campus to consolidate outpatient services and administration into one building and construct a new operation & Grounds services into one building demolishing the remaining buildings on the NNAMHS campus.
Project Location: County: Washoe
Project Location: City: Sparks
Department (department requesting project): DHHS
Division (division requesting project): MH/DS
Agency (agency requesting project): NNAMHS
Agency contact person: Liz O'Brien, ASO III
Contact phone: 775-688-2030
Contact email:
At the Department level ranking of this project:
The Department will rank their projects 1 through the lowest ranked project (i.e., If 5 projects were submitted by the Department a ranking of 1 would be assigned to the most important or most needed project and a ranking of 5 would be the least needed project).
Has this project been previously requested in a prior CIP? Yes
SPWD 4 digit Building No. (for existing buildings)
Facility Condition Analysis Project No. (if recommended)
II. Narrative Section 
Project Justification (Essay)
Project Description: This project would fund the construction for a consolidated facilities building for the Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services (NNAMHS) agency. The Consolidation Building would replace approximately 10 of the older NNAMHS buildings that have outlived their useful life. This facility would consolidate the NNAMHS departments currently located in the widely dispersed older buildings into a single building. The new consolidated building would be approximately 100,000 gross square feet and be designed to be consistent with current and anticipated future service delivery models in the field of mental health treatment that is needed. The Operations & Grounds Departments are currently located in buildings that will be demolished based upon the consolidated services facility study conducted by State Public Works Board (SPWB) project. These programs must have a location established for them. Currently they are located where the consolidated services building will be constructed, based on this, these programs will have to be moved prior to the construction beginning on the consolidated services building.
Project Justification: The existing campus facilities for NNAMHS no longer functions to meet the needs of its clients. Various programs are spread across the campus making coordination of care difficult by forcing both staff and clients to walk long distances to access different programs. Obviously sick, depressed, and/or mentally ill clients often find this situation confusing and frustrating. Furthermore, the buildings were not designed for outpatient services and the design exposes staff to potential assaults and verbal abuse by clients and the public. The existing buildings housing current agency services were designed and constructed in an era when institutional-based inpatient services were emphasized. In the most recent 25 year period, the philosophy of services delivery to persons with mental illness has shifted emphasis to a community-based approach with services being provided on an out-patient basis. The proposed project would incorporate current community-based service delivery philosophies. The cost of modifying, refurbishing and maintaining the existing buildings is less cost efficient than new construction NNAMHS needs a new facility that would consolidate all of its services into one building. The project will be located at the NNAMHS campus, Sparks’ campus. This project would have to start at level 2 moves into Construction.
Project Background Information: This project is a result of the consolidated services facility study conducted by State Public Works Board (SPWB) project funded in FY 2005-#05-P19. NNAMHS and Lake’s Crossing use about 40 acres of the 100 acre campus that is owned by the State. Other agencies also have buildings on the campus. NNAMHS is presently developing a Master Plan for the 100 acres. Many of the buildings that are operated by NNAMHS are old and have outlived their usefulness. This is a previously requested CIP (demolition of current structure and construction of replacement structure). The Operations & Grounds Departments have been re-located to buildings 21, 22 & 23 on an interim basis. These buildings are scheduled for demolition based upon the proposal of the consolidated services facility study conducted by State Public Works Board (SPWB) project. The project will be located at the NNAMHS campus, Sparks’ campus. This project would have to start at level 2 moves into Construction.
Mechanical and/or Electrical Equipment Replacement Projects:
Type of equipment to be replaced:
Year existing equipment was installed:
Manufacturer of existing equipment:
Model of existing equipment:
Hazardous Materials (Asbestos, Lead Paint, etc.):
Will this project require any hazardous material abatement? Unknown
Ramifications if the Project is not Approved
(Short Essay): The consolidated services facility study conducted by State Public Works Board (SPWB) project cannot move forward to completion. The estimate of needed CIP’s for FY2013-2015 would need to be substantially changed if this project is not funded to accommodate the needs of the existing buildings on the NNAMHS campus as they were not submitted in anticipation of this CIP being funded. The consolidated services facility study conducted by State Public Works Board (SPWB) project cannot move forward to completion if the Operations & Grounds Departments are not relocated on the NNAMHS campus.
Health, Life Safety, and/or Legal Issues
Please describe any health, life safety, and/or legal issues that will be resolved by completing this project (Short Essay): Many of the buildings currently housing the above-referenced agency services were constructed in the 1920s. Indoor air quality and general environmental conditions in these buildings is adversely impacted by antiquated HVAC systems, potential asbestos, mold and lead paint presence as well as chronically postponed routine building maintenance. The buildings do not meet current ADA building access and/or restroom access/size requirements. Compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements may be impacted by current pharmacy and clinical services delivery modalities due to existing structural limitations. Building heating and cooling is erratic often resulting in extremes in interior temperatures. Poor or non-existent insulation exacerbates these extremes and places a greater burden on the HVAC system.
Proposed Project Schedule Impacts/Issues
1. Will this project require relocating personnel or vacating the building for any period of time? Unknown
Has any design work been completed on the proposed project? Yes
What is the latest date this project could be completed without disrupting your program?
What is the driving proposed completion date? The ability of SPWB consolidated services facility project it towards completion. The existing building on the NNAMHS campus currently housing staff and programs have a very short useful life remaining.
III. Cost Estimate Section 
Preliminary Cost Estimate and Funding Sources (The SPWD will prepare all final cost estimates. This schedule is for preliminary purposes only.)
1. Land Cost (if land must be purchased): 0.0000
2. Off-site construction cost:
3. On-site connection fees: 39000000
4. Utility connection fees:
5. Water rights deeded:
6. Furniture, Fixture and equipment costs:
7. Specialty equipment costs
8. Data and network equipment costs:
9. Telephone equipment costs:
10. Moving costs:
11. Costs for renovation of vacated space:
12. Costs for correction of known deficiencies: 0.0000
(describe deficiencies) Costs have been estimated with SPWB. We also must still work on the following costs shown as zero above: Connection fees, Furniture, Fixtue and equipment costs, Specialty equipment, Data and network equipment, telephone equipment, moving costs and any other unknown costs associated with this CIP.
13. Costs of any known commitments:
(describe commitments)
14. Costs of any hazardous material abatement:
(describe hazardous materials)
15. Total project costs: 0.0000
16. Proposed funding of total project cost:
a. Agency:
b. Federal
c. Other/Donor
d. State
(describe source of 'Other' funding):
17. Agency point of contact for outisde funding if 16a, 16b, or 16c funding sources are providing funds.
a. Name
b. Phone Number
c. Email Address
IV. Analysis Section 
Site Analysis (New construction only)
1. Estimated land area to be acquired (acres) 0
2. Will this project require new parking spaces? Yes
3. Are utilities available to site? Yes
4. Will project require relocation of existing utilities? Yes
5. Are there any required off-site improvements (or right-of-way dedications)? Unknown
6. Is the site in a flood plane? No
7. Is the site in an airport impact zone? Yes
8. Does the site contain any underground storage tanks? Unknown
9. Does the site contain any adverse soil conditions? Unknown
10. Will the site require an environmental assessment? Unknown
11. Will rezoning or a special use permit be required? Yes
12. Will any connection fees need to be paid? Yes
13. Will any water rights need to be deeded? Yes
14. Will construction traffic degrade existing access or facilities? Yes
15. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement? Unknown
16. Other site considerations affecting cost? (describe): Unknown
V. Programming Section 
Programming (New construction, building remodels, and building additions only)
1. Has any architectural programming occurred? Yes
(Programming is an architectural definition of the needs/problems that must be addressed by the project) Yes
2. Has any advanced planning occurred in previous CIPs? Yes
3. Net Square footage required (including storage space)
New Construction SF: 100000
Remodel/Renovation SF:
Addition SF
Total project SF:
4. Occupancy type (Assembly, business, educational, factory/industrial, high hazard, institutional, mercantile, residential, storage, utility/miscellaneous) : Institutional
5. Approximate quantity of staff to occupy facility: 200
6. Approximate number of visitors per day: 700
7. Will this project require funding for any furnishings, fixtures and equipment? Yes
8. For existing facilities, are there any known hazardous materials? (i.e., Asbestos, lead paint or underground storage tanks): Unknown
9. How many years of future growth will this project accommodate? 25
10. List of required facilites (laboratory space, classroom space, office space, conference rooms, cafeterias, maintenance shops, garages) and any unusual related equipment required for your project: Lab, Medication Clinic, Pharmacy, Conference Rooms, Office space, Group rooms, Clinical staff, Residential treatment programs, client interview/treatment rooms, Reception areas to greet visitors, employee break rooms, file storage and information technology equipment.
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