In 2010, JPR was retained by the Hospice Board of Directors to assist with site evaluation and selection as the Board considered their next facility.
Ultimately a brownfield site in the City of Mishawaka’s riverfront redevelopment site was selected. The site came with multiple challenges including questionable sub-surface conditions, high water tables, conflicts with utilities and the need to demolish some dilapidated structures before site planning could commence.
JPR resolved all of the constraints and helped the Hospice Board develop a multi-phased campus master plan that includes 5 buildings (65,000 SFT) plus a guest house for patient families.
The site includes a riverwalk, therapeutic garden, new street improvements, a war memorial, and associated parking fields. The landscape design incorporates outdoor patient areas, a courtyard, walking paths and carefully planned plantings and lighting.
JPR is especially proud of the plan and our involvement with Hospice. (This is our second project with them.)