COBURG, Ore. — A Eugene treatment center hopes to help even more people recover from alcohol and drug abuse. Work is underway on a $30 million expansion at Serenity Lane.
The sale of a piece of property off Industrial Road in Coburg went through in 2008, but the heavy equipment just rolled in, last week.
The city of Coburg says the non-profit has been the perfect example of how an organization should work its way into a community. Mayor Jae Pudewell says Serenity Lane did extensive research and community outreach and then used the information to redesign their site plan several times over.
The 15-acre property will double the available number of beds to 130, but project organizers say it’s about much more than that.
“It’s not about bricks and mortar. It’s about saving people’s lives and putting families back together. That’s what we’ve always been about. This facility is just a physical asset that will allow us to do that. It’s really the lives that this will impact that I want people to know about,” said Mike Dyer, Serenity Lane CEO.
The facility is set to open in the spring of 2016. It will replace the current space at 16th Avenue and Patterson Street, and the administration building off Centennial Plaza.
Crews have already started working on the facility, but the official groundbreaking ceremony will take place next Wednesday. The public is welcome to attend.