Facility Update: Greater Lawn Mental Health Center
Please review O2018-4236 for the next meeting:
Please bring recommendations.
Commissioner Tamley has informed us that on May 23, 2018, the mayor introduced an ordinance (# O2018-4236) to approve the lease renewal for the building at 4150 W 55th St, that houses the Greater Lawn Mental Health Center. The landlord is 4150 Partnership and the lease is for another six years or until 2024. The city will pay monthly rent of $24,425 for the first three years ($879,300) and $25,160 per month for the second three years of the lease ($905,760).
The lease requires the landlord to make renovations and repairs or “Site Improvements” to address ADA compliance issues at the landlord’s expense & detailed in Exhibit A (see pages 22 to 31). Improvements include painting interior rooms and new carpet. The Site Improvements are to be done within 120 days of the lease renewal. The lease also requests the landlord to provide items listed in Exhibit B but at cost to the City.
The City Council has not acted on the lease, it has been introduced and referred to the Committee on Housing and Real Estate. The date of the next committee meeting is not posted.
Renovations to the receptionist window appeared to be underway when we visited the Center on May 21, 2018.
Still needed: interior decorator, signage, mural, and planters, flag, new furniture.
Thank you Community Mental Health Board participants for deciding to visit the center, speaking up and raising concerns, requesting an ADA accessibility investigation, and persisting with the inquiry until the MOPD investigated and shared the results and plan.