Charlottesville’s champion for inclusion, Arc of the Piedmont, will be moving to 1149 Rose Hill Drive. The Arc’s mission focuses on community inclusion and participation of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The new location will further their mission, by providing them with more space to expand and upgrade their current activities and programs.
Prior to the renovations, the space was actually two separate buildings. In one building was Foods of All Nations, and the other was a private practice office. Now that both buildings have been joined (6,900 SF), The Arc will have 11 offices, a therapy room, quiet room, conference room, kitchen and media room. Recent site plan revisions also call for an enclosed poured patio with foot lighting and retaining wall. To ensure the building is accessible to the individuals The Arc of the Piedmont serves, we have included ADA compliant restrooms and elevator for easy access to both stories. When visiting the site this week, we found crews installing new flooring, ceiling tiles, HVAC and lighting.
The newly poured foundation (connecting the two buildings) was in bad shape when we arrived. We’ve since taken care of the issue and continue to press on with the interior work. The owners are really happy to see us working hard on the site. Everyone is anxious to move into the space and we want to make that a reality for them.
-Billy Eder, Superintendent
The project’s completion is due in early 2019.