Official ground breaking for Pathways, Anne Arundel County's only residential treatment facility, is tentatively scheduled for early September. Gardner and Gardner of Crofton recently was awarded the $3 million contract.
Pathways will now apply to the state Board of Public Works for approval of the new construction contract. Completion is expected to take a year.
The new facility will be on 10 acres off Riva Road at Harry S. Truman Parkway. Building plans consist of a 40-bed facility that has the capacity for 16 adolescents, 16 young adults and an eight-bed detoxification unit. The facility will consist of a multiwinged structure,including a residential section, dining hall and classrooms with an outdoor recreational area and a skills challenging course.
Treatment will be reinforced by after-care, supported by existing
county agencies. Pathways emerged as a partnership among Anne Arundel County, the state of Maryland and Anne Arundel Medical Center.