Brooklyn Park Approves 32-Bed Care Facility for Mental Disabilities
The Brooklyn Park City Council this week unanimously approved plans for a residential care facility serving people with developmental disabilities and mental health needs.
The 32-bed facility will be located just north of Brooklyn Park Evangelical Lutheran Church at 5840 69th Avenue North. The church has agreed to sell two acres of its property to allow for the project.
The proposal by Roseville-based A-1 Reliable Home Care would build a three-story, 5,900-square foot housing facility that would provide 32 long-term care beds. The facility will provide 24-hour care and supervision of residents with a variety of mental health needs including developmental disabilities, mental health issues and traumatic brain injuries.
According to city planning officials, some of the residents will live here while recovering from an injury, while some will live here as their permanent residence. Programming at the building would be similar to that of a memory care facility with individual bedrooms, community dining and recreation areas, city documents show.
Deborah Ojogwu, founder and CEO of A-1 Reliable Home Care, says the goal is to provide care for residents in “a supporting and uplifting atmosphere.” Ojogwu says the company seeks to “help meet the physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental needs of our client(s) and their families.”
The Brooklyn Park City Council gave final approval on Monday to a final plat, conditional use permit and rezoning of the property to allow for the care facility. Project officials say the building is meant to “blend in” with the residential character of the surrounding neighborhood.