Mental Health Center of Denver



The Mental Health Center of Denver is known nationally for its successful, groundbreaking approach to mental health treatment whereby people living with mental illness are involved in shaping their own recovery.

The Mental Health Center of Denver is the community’s leading source for comprehensive and accessible mental health and substance abuse treatment, housing, education and employment services for adults, children, teens and families.


Mental Health Center of Denver’s four clinics were at capacity and clients were unable to access services and programs due to these constraints. Everyday, the staff was compelled to use work around's to accommodate the day's schedule.



City Projects completed a comprehensive feasibility assessment and recommended the acquisition of a building that would consolidate all four clinics with additional space for expansion.

When the Mental Health Center of Denver purchased a 90,000 Sq.Ft. building, City Projects then acted as the Owner's Representative for what would become the $14 million state-of-the-art Mental Health Recovery Center. 


The Recovery Center inspired an organizational transformation from expanded services, a marked increase in consumer visits, successful re-branding and expanded community awareness, as well as the launch of the Mental Health Center of Denver’s first capital campaign.


Location:  4455 E. 12th Ave. 

Project Cost: $16,000,000

Real Estate Advisor & Owner’s Representative: City Projects, Inc.

Realtor: Bettman Real Estate

Architect: Davis Partnership

General Contractor: Taylor Kohrs

Financing: BBVA Compass

Capital Campaign: $6,500,000,                   RDM Communications

Next Project: The development of the innovative $10,000,000 Child & Family Community Center in Northeast Denver. Completion is schedule for 2015.

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