Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center (“CSHHC”) is a Federally Qualified Health Center (“FQHC”) that was founded in 1968 by community and Yale University School of Medicine representatives.  CSHHC provides integrated primary care, behavioral health, and specialty services at 23 care sites throughout greater New Haven, CT.

In furtherance of its mission, CSHHC is pursuing the development of a state-of-the-art Recovery and Wellness Center on Minor Street in New Haven, CT.  The Recovery and Wellness Center will consist of a new-construction, 31,500sf, Class-A office building and will facilitate the relocation, and significant expansion, of CSHHC’s Grant Street Partnership program – a 44-bed intensive substance use recovery program serving only men.  The new facility will allow CSHHC to expand this program to serve women as well as men.

Once complete, the new building will contain 52 respite beds and will support the offering of numerous services, including: a non-residential intensive program, a partial hospitalization treatment program (along with integrated primary medical services), supportive case management, counseling services, vocational services, life skills training, job readiness programs, legal service referrals, nutrition counseling, housing assistance, and congregate meal service.

CSHHC has engaged RJ Development + Advisors LLC as its Developer and Owner’s Representative to assist CSHHC in the coordination, administration, and oversight of this important and ambitious building project.  In its capacity as Developer, RJDA is leading efforts on behalf of CSHHC as it navigates the complex property assemblage, permitting, financial closing, design, and construction process.  The Recovery and Wellness Center project is uniquely complicated by the complex capital structure employed by CSHHC which contemplates the incorporation of New Market Tax Credits, State-of-Connecticut Bond Funds, Bank Debt, and Sponsor Equity capital.  The project is also the subject of a Development and Land Disposition Agreement with the City of New Haven as a part of its status as a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP).  The project is currently anticipated to break ground in 2021 with a 2023 grand-opening.