As published in the Boulder Daily Camera on 10/29/2012
Mental Health Partners, a local nonprofit provider of mental health and wellness services, has purchased a medical office building in Boulder that eventually will serve as the new home for its Chinook Clubhouse recovery services program.
Mental Health Partners purchased the 30,000-square-foot building at 1000 Alpine Ave. for $5.35 million from 1000 Alpine LLC and Katherine Payne, according to Boulder County property records. The building will serve as Mental Health Partners' second office in Boulder and its fifth in Boulder and Broomfield counties.
"We've been overcrowded at (1333 Iris Ave. in Boulder) as well as in Longmont for some time," said Bill Myers, Mental Health Partners' director of development and public information. "And I would say for four years we've been evaluating different options."
The search efforts brought the nonprofit organization to 1000 Alpine, a medical building that currently houses private practices and several operations for Boulder Community Hospital. The hospital's operations account for nearly 8,000 square feet of the offices at the building, said Rich Sheehan, a Boulder Community Hospital spokesman.
Mental Health Partners expects to move into the building in phases during the next five years, when existing leases expire and remodeling work is completed, Myers said. By the end of 2013, Mental Health Partners should occupy about 10,000 square feet, he said.
The Alpine facility eventually will house the nonprofit group's Chinook Clubhouse -- now based at 1441 Broadway -- and related programs, which include wellness, education, nutrition and employment services for people affected by mental illness.
The new facility's proximity to Clinica Family Health Services, Mental Health Partners' Warner House assisted living facility and several commercial options make it a "nice hub" for delivering patient care, Myers said.