DRYCO was honoured to be a part of this project with G&G Builders; they recently published an article highlighting the job. DRYCO was proud to support such a worthy project and provided all the concrete, structural concrete, asphalt, and fencing for the project.
The X Street Navigation Center is a new and innovative solution to help support the homeless community. It was designed with purpose, to provide a welcoming facility that provides access to basic necessities and valuable services with dignity. The center aims to build a community and help people transition from homelessness to permanent housing.
As Vice Mayor Jay Schenirer explains, “The X Street Navigation Center is part of a larger City effort to meet the challenges of homelessness in Sacramento… We are partnering with our local community organizations to create a model shelter that meets the needs of unhoused adults as well as being a good neighbor to the community. Housing the homeless is a moral imperative that will demonstrate our compassion as a city” (Sacramento Express).
The center provides 100 beds, food, health care, life skills classes, recovery assistance, medical care, and financial counseling. It’s a welcoming refuge consisting of a dormitory, dining hall, meal preparation area, bathrooms, laundry rooms, administrative office, and kennels for residents’ pets.
Many different local businesses came together to provide their services. The Navigation Centers are designed by Sprung Structures and act as a bridge between life on the streets and an affordable housing unit. The high ceiling design of the dining hall and dormitory offers natural light, and combined with the energy-efficient insulation, it creates a very pleasant and welcoming environment.
The modular bathroom units are created from storage containers and include showers and toilets. Linked Equipment created a mobile, all-in-one bathroom and restroom solution with plumbing that is ready to connect to an external source and fit ADA Accessibility Regulations.
The spaces are large and bright, where residents can participate in many different activities, including art classes and yoga. Residents can also take advantage of the library, charging station, and computer station.
Homelessness is generally not discussed, and people often aren’t aware of the staggering statistics. In 2019, 5,570 people experienced homelessness on any given night, 70% of whom were unsheltered (2019 Point In Time Count).
The center aims to build a stronger community with integrity and compassion. We are deeply motivated and proud to support such constructive steps towards reducing homelessness and helping people transition to permanent housing.
Partnering with so many compassionate and socially responsible local businesses and community-based organizations has been truly inspiring.