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Department of Social and Health Services

Fircrest School-Nursing Facilities: Replacement

30002755

The 2017-19 enacted budget appropriated funding for a predesign to replace the nursing facilities at Fircrest School. The Y buildings where nursing clients are housed contain failing water, sewer and electrical systems. Building configuration does not comply with one-to-one, bedroom-to-client ratio requirements and poses client accessibility issues in the toilet and bathing areas. In addition, there is no vacant nursing space where nursing clients can be relocated in the event of an emergency. This funding will take the project into the design phase, which will help produce a new 120-bed nursing facility and help meet the projected future demand for nursing. In addition, alternative financing is authorized for the construction phase. This project includes demolition of the Y buildings and design and construction of a laundry facility.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
242,000 0 0 119,750,000 0 119,992,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 7,992,000
Funds: Certificate of Participation - State 112,000,000

Eastern State Hospital-Westlake: New HVAC DDC Controls

30002759

The controls for the heating ventilation and air conditioning system at Westlake Hospital are failing. The system is no longer capable of controlling indoor temperatures in the hospital. This leads to an uncomfortable and challenging indoor environment for patients and staff. Maintaining an appropriate temperature is a requirement for maintaining certification from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This project upgrades the heating ventilation and air conditioning controls system to a full Direct Digital Control system in the Westlake Building, including all valves and controls, and installs supply and return temperature sensors. A reappropriation of funds is also granted.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
48,000 387,000 1,965,000 1,450,000 0 3,850,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 3,850,000

Special Commitment Center-Community Facilities: New Capacity

30003577

The number of Special Commitment Center residents ordered to community placements by the courts has increased. This project will site and design a new Secure Community Transition Facility. A reappropriation of funds is also granted.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 6,000,000 7,000,000 13,000,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 13,000,000

Western State Hospital-Multiple Buildings: Elevator Modernization

30003582

The elevators at Western State Hospital are beyond their useful life. An external consultant found deficiencies such as noncompliance with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements and other features, including operation controls, rope grippers and outdated, unreliable door operators. This project will modernize one elevator in Building 9, two elevators in Building 17, two elevators in Building 20 and one elevator in Building 16. Reappropriation funding is also granted to complete modernization of the seven elevators funded in 2019-21.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 203,000 4,897,000 1,275,000 0 6,375,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 6,375,000

Fircrest School: Campus Master Plan & Rezone

30003601

In 2015, the Legislature funded a master plan specific to the current and future requirements of Fircrest School. The master plan identified excess properties that will need to be rezoned for future development. The future development of the Fircrest campus will be informed by completion of the Fircrest School Land Use Assessment (Project 92000035), which will be submitted to the Legislature in January 2021. The Department of Social and Health Services will need additional funds to complete the master plan and rezone once the enacted budget has established future development opportunities to be pursued. Funding is provided to complete the master plan and rezone of the campus with the city of Shoreline. A reappropriation of funds is also granted.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
98,000 0 102,000 125,000 0 325,000
Funds: Charitable, Educational, Penal, and Reformatory Institutions Account - State 325,000

Eastern State Hospital: Emergency Electrical System Upgrades

30003616

The Joint Commission requires hospitals to have three separate power branches within the hospital. These branches include Life-Safety, Critical and Equipment. Funding is provided for emergency electrical systems to better care for patients during extended power outages. This includes adding outlets and lighting to the emergency electrical circuit in patient care areas, including day rooms, exam rooms, galleys and dining rooms. It also adds outlets and lighting in patient care support areas such as the central nursing ward offices, medical records area, telecommunication rooms and refrigeration in the central kitchen. A reappropriation of funds is also granted.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
8,000 110,000 882,000 1,055,000 0 2,055,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 2,055,000

Western State Hospital-Multiple Buildings: Fire Doors Replacement

40000392

The fire door assemblies at Western State Hospital have exceeded their functional service life and some have failed. This project will replace approximately 300 fire doors throughout the hospital that need to be brought up to code and will serve the facility with an expected service life of more than 50 years. Reappropriation funding is also granted to complete replacement of the 400 fire doors funded in 2019-21.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 7,000 5,093,000 2,125,000 0 7,225,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 7,225,000

Special Commitment Center: Strategic Master Plan

40000394

The physical infrastructure supporting the Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island is deteriorating. Immediate capital improvements with significant replacements are required within the next 10 years. A gradual decline in census over the past few years and the need for more Secure Community Transition are also changing the service needs within the total confinement facility. Funding is provided for a strategic master plan to outline current conditions and help align capital facility upgrade and replacement projects with projected business and service needs, including the opportunities and challenges to relocate the SCC off McNeil Island.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 250,000 0 250,000
Funds: Charitable, Educational, Penal, and Reformatory Institutions Account - State 250,000

Child Study and Treatment Center-Ketron: LSA Expansion

40000411

The Ketron Cottage at the Child Study and Treatment Center has seen an increase in children exhibiting violent or disruptive behaviors. Funding is provided for design and construction of a low-stimulation area, which will allow children exhibiting violent or disruptive behavior to be separated from the general population until they de-escalate. The low-stimulation area will be similar to the space added to Orcas Cottage in 2017.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 1,618,000 0 1,618,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 1,618,000

Eastern State Hospital-Activity Therapy Building: HVAC Upgrades

40000493

The Adult Therapy Building at Eastern State Hospital provides therapyto patients to meet accreditation and certification requirements, including the requirement of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to maintain an appropriate temperate. The building was originally constructed in 1962 and still has the original electrical, heating and piping system. The current air conditioning system is inadequate, unreliable and only serves portions of the building’s lower level. Funding is provided to install an air conditioning system, and to upgrade the electrical panels, breakers and hot water system.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 5,625,000 0 5,625,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 5,625,000

Eastern State Hospital: Integrated Safety & Security Controls

40000558

The electronic safety and security systems at Eastern State Hospital campus are a mix of disjointed systems installed at different times. There is no link between the different systems and no central monitoring. The campus central control station cannot communicate properly to some safety and security situations. Funding is provided for a predesign for a comprehensive electronic Integrated Safety System at Eastern State and Westlake hospitals. The system will include a duress alarm system, building security and safety monitoring systems, building access control, annunciation and communication system, and a staff and patient locating system.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 300,000 6,785,000 7,085,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 7,085,000

Maple Lane-Columbia Cottage: Behavioral Health Expansion

40000567

DSHS is required to provide court-ordered evaluations within 14 days and restoration services within 7 days. One of the barriers to meeting this requirement is that DSHS operates fewer competency restoration beds than is necessary to meet demand. Funding is provided to renovate the Columbia Cottage at Maple Lane, which will operate as a 30-bed satellite location for Western State Hospital to house patients found not guilty by reason of insanity. This project creates 30 beds of competency restoration capacity by relocating these patients from Western State Hospital to Columbia Cottage, allowing their vacated beds at Western State Hospital to be repurposed for competency restoration patients.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 5,000,000 0 5,000,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 5,000,000

Minor Works Program Projects: Statewide 2021-23

40000569

Minor works program funding is provided to modify existing buildings or site features to meet programmatic needs for effective care, training, treatment and rehabilitation, and comply with new regulations.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 4,485,000 20,010,000 24,495,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 24,495,000

Minor Works Preservation Projects: Statewide 2021-23

40000571

Minor works preservation funding is provided to reduce risks to people and property and maximize the function and utility of state assets.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 19,355,000 96,700,000 116,055,000
Funds: Charitable, Educational, Penal, and Reformatory Institutions Account - State 1,440,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 114,615,000

Transitional Care Center-Main Building: Patient Rooms Cooling

40000574

DSHS recently opened the Transitional Care Center of Seattle as a nursing facility to relieve the pressure on community hospital beds. Due to a lack of mechanical cooling in patient rooms and communal areas, temperature control does not comply with standards of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, particularly the upper temperature limit of 80 degrees. Funding is provided to install air conditioning in all patient rooms and communal areas.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 2,335,000 0 2,335,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 2,335,000

Statewide-Behavioral Health: Patient Safety Improvements 2021-23

40000578

There are patient areas at Eastern State Hospital, Western State Hospital and the Child Study and Treatment Center that contain potential risks for patients to harm themselves or others. This project will reduce potential ligature points and increase safety and security for patients and staff at Eastern State Hospital, Western State Hospital and the Child Study and Treatment Center. A reappropriation of funds is also granted.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 13,500,000 40,000,000 53,500,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 53,500,000

Fircrest School-Infrastructure: Water System Comprehensive Plan

40000588

The Fircrest water system provides domestic and fire suppression use for the Fircrest campus. The local water district wants to determine the current condition of the campus water system before deciding whether to take over maintenance responsibilities. This project will also support future projects by assisting DSHS in understanding the capabilities and limitations of this utility. Funding is provided for a water system comprehensive plan on the Fircrest campus.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 250,000 7,750,000 8,000,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 8,000,000

Western State Hospital-Building 29: Roofing Replacement

40000589

Building 29 at Western State Hospital houses approximately 220 patients and will continue to be used on a long-term basis in conjunction with capacity made available in the new forensic hospital. The building’s roof is leaking and has over 400 patches. Funding is provided to remove and replace the roof on the building.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 2,285,000 0 2,285,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 2,285,000

Lakeland Village: New Solar Farm

40000597

DSHS seeks to lessen its impact on the environment and reduce operating costs driven by rising electricity billing rates charged by external providers. Funding is provided to install a solar farm at Lakeland Village that will supply a substantial source of renewable energy for the three facilities located on the Medical Lake campus. This solar farm support infrastructure may also be used as a carport-type structure that can shield vehicles from the elements of sun, snow and rain. This project aligns with the Governor’s Executive Order 18-01.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 2,300,000 0 2,300,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 2,300,000

Western State Hospital-Building 27: Roofing Replacement

40000888

Building 27 at Western State Hospital houses patients, including a recently renovated 30-bed competency restoration unit, which helps ensure that people are receiving timely competency restoration services. The building’s roof has exceeded its useful life, is leaking and has become too fragile for staff to walk on in order to make repairs. Funding is provided to replace the roof.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 1,200,000 0 1,200,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 1,200,000

DSHS & DCYF Fire Alarms

91000066

Five campuses across DSHS and the Department of Children, Youth, and Families have failing fire alarm systems that cannot be repaired. The 2019-21 capital budget appropriated funding that consolidated multiple fire alarm project requests into this project for shared savings. This replaced all fire alarm panels and devices at Echo Glen Children’s Center using existing campus infrastructure, and updated the existing fire alarm system at Lakeland Village. However, an electrical engineering assessment identified the need to replace the fire alarm fiber optic systems at Fircrest School, Rainier School and Western State Hospital, which consequently did not allow for inclusion of the fire alarm devices in the project budget at those campuses. This project provides funding to install the fire alarm devices at these three remaining campuses. A reappropriation of funds is also granted.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 620,000 11,199,000 12,500,000 0 24,319,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 24,319,000

Western State Hospital: New Forensic Hospital

91000067

Western State Hospital is an outdated facility that is not suitable for a modern treatment setting and poses potential risks to staff and patient safety. Funding is provided to design a new, code compliant, 350-bed Forensic Center of Excellence on the site of Building 21 at the Western State Hospital campus. Building 21 currently houses approximately 45 patients found not guilty by reason of insanity and 122 civil patients. The civil patients in Building 21 will be relocated to smaller, community-based facilities as part of the Governor’s plan to transform the statewide behavioral health system, and the patients found not guilty by reason of insanity may be relocated to other buildings at Western State Hospital. Funding is also provided to demolish buildings 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 21, 23, 24, 25 and 26. A reappropriation of funds is also granted.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 884,000 116,000 51,000,000 560,163,000 612,163,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 612,163,000

BH: State Operated Community Civil 16-Bed Capacity

91000075

The demand for behavioral health services, specifically 90- and 180-day civil commitments, exceeds available capacity at state hospitals and has prompted a transformation of the statewide behavioral health system. This includes relocating civil patients from state hospitals to smaller, community-based facilities. Funding was provided in the 2019-21 biennium for predesign, design, siting and site work for this facility, which will provide needed civil capacity. This appropriation funds the construction phase for a 16-bed, state-operated facility at Maple Lane. A reappropriation of funds is also granted.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 312,000 4,688,000 15,190,000 0 20,190,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 20,190,000

BH: State Owned, Mixed Use Community Civil 48-Bed Capacity

91000077

The demand for behavioral health services, specifically 90- and 180-day civil commitments, exceeds available capacity at state hospitals and has prompted a transformation of the statewide behavioral health system. This includes relocating civil patients from state hospitals to smaller, community-based facilities. Funding was provided in the 2019-21 biennium for predesign, design, siting and site work for this facility, which will provide needed civil capacity. This appropriation funds the construction phase for a 48-bed, state-owned mixed-use facility in Clark County. A reappropriation of funds is also granted.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 845,000 19,155,000 29,200,000 0 49,200,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 49,200,000

Western State Hospital Treatment & Recovery Center

91000080

The existing treatment space at Western State Hospital is not suitable for a modern treatment setting. It lacks the appropriate size and configuration to effectively manage patients, particularly those with acute behavioral challenges. Funding is provided to create a modern treatment space through the expansion and renovation of Building 29, including a remodel of two former geriatric wards for counseling rooms and therapy spaces with associated supports. This treatment space will work in conjunction with the new 350-bed forensic hospital, which plans for the continued use of Building 29 for patients found not guilty by reason of insanity. A reappropriation is also granted to complete the addition of a gymnasium and outdoor courtyards funded in the 2019-21 biennium.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 420,000 7,580,000 16,600,000 0 24,600,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 24,600,000

Fircrest School Adult Training Program

92000036

The adult training program at Fircrest School is housed in six connected wood-framed buildings that provide programming for clients with developmental disabilities. The buildings are aged, in structural distress, plagued by asbestos and have no mechanical ventilation systems, which pose potential health and safety issues. Design funding was provided in the 2020 supplemental budget to renovate Building 66, along with the requirement to plan for accommodating all activities of the adult training program building located in the northeast section of the campus, and the activities currently housed in the activities building located northwest of building 66. This funding is provided to remodel Building 66 as the new home for client training, habilitation, supporting services and gymnasium space. A reappropriation of funds is also granted to continue design.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 555,000 945,000 38,050,000 0 39,550,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 39,550,000