The existing eight-story, 150,000 square foot Salvation Army Harbor Light Complex on Prospect Avenue in Cleveland houses services including programs for drug and alcohol rehabilitation, transitional housing, community corrections and electronic monitoring for early release prisoners. The Zelma George Family Shelter was also housed within the existing building.
The building was fully occupied, and the organization was in need of better separation of the Zelma George Family Shelter from other client groups. The Zelma George Family Shelter Addition is a two-story, 29,000 square foot facility with a one-story connection positioned directly to the south of the existing Complex.
The addition includes: controlled reception and intake space; office space; 365 family living units; human trafficking suite; living/family rooms; fully-enclosed courtyard; dining room; classrooms, computer room and multipurpose rooms.
The site was developed to accommodate a new trash enclosure, transformer, emergency generator and 60 parking spaces. The building’s position aligns with the existing Harbor Light structure, continuing the urban street edge down E. 18th Street.
The project also included interior renovations to a portion of the existing 1st floor of the Harbor Light Complex.