Project Timeline


The project began in April 2022 when a site was selected. In May 2022, Gerding Builders was selected as the General Contractor, and Benton County formed a Design Committee of community stakeholders of the future crisis center. Demolition on the site was completed in October 2022, and schematic drawings in November 2022. Design and construction sets were completed in early 2023.

As design for the Benton County Crisis Center building comes to a close and work moves to the permitting and construction phases, Benton County is engaged in planning for operations at the crisis center.

Behavioral Health leaders and staff are working to create processes and policies for operations at the new facility in order to ensure safe, efficient, and trauma-informed services. They are also working on fine tuning their staffing model to sustain operational capacity.

The project is expected to be completed, with the new Benton County Crisis Center set to open for services in Summer 2024.