Woodward takes on a historic renovation and adaptive re-use in the medical district which will soon be home to an affordable community healthcare clinic.
The new location of CrescentCare, located at 2515 Canal Street, involves the historic renovation and adaptive reuse of the former United Way office building. Built in 1957, the building’s historic exterior will be rehabilitated, the interior of the 4-story, 35,677 square foot building will be reconfigured and modernized into an affordable healthcare clinic. The ground level will be expanded and modified to meet accessibility requirements. Each floor will receive new interior buildouts to include waiting rooms, exam rooms, offices, and a ground level pharmacy. The fourth floor will also include a community kitchen, community room, and break room. Site upgrades will include improvements to the existing surface lot, drainage, and landscaping.
Key features of this renovation include a 1st floor pharmacy addition, replacement of existing curtainwall and storefront to match required historical elements, installation of 650KW generator for emergency power purposes, and site upgrades that will include the addition of a storm water detention system.
A unique challenge to this project was the decision to replace the existing historic curtainwall and storefront façade. The Woodward team worked collaboratively with the Rozas-Ward Architects and Gulf Coast Housing Partnership to develop a re-sequencing plan that will allow for project completion with minimal adjustments to the project schedule.