Additions and renovations to this metal-clad warehouse building tucked between the Eastex Fwy. and the Chenevert St. entrance ramp headed north from Minute Maid Park have begun, the city announced today. The 2-story, 19,080 sq. ft. building tucked behind the Star of Hope Mission on Ruiz St. will become the 84-bed Houston Center for Sobriety, modeled after a smaller facility in San Antonio called the Restoration Center. When the $4.3 million project is completed later this year, police will deliver drunks to the 150 N. Chenevert St. address instead of jail, for a little R&R.
- City of Houston Breaks Ground for New Houston Center for Sobriety [Mayor's Office]
- City approves $4.3 million for sobering center [Houston Chronicle]
Photo: Candace Garcia