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In partnership with families, the Greater Richmond ARC creates life-fulfilling opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

Demolition has begun!

Demolition of the former Carrier warehouse at 3600 Saunders Avenue in north Richmond is underway to make way for the new ARCenter.

To serve more people and serve them in the community settings that are best for them, ARC has purchased four acres of land at 3600 Saunders Avenue, close to Interstates 64 and 95, Powhite Parkway, and Laburnum Avenue. The Greater Richmond ARCenter will have 24,000 square feet of open, flexible spaces that can change as the needs of our families change.

In 2010, the ARCenter will be ready for children, teens, and adults who are the most fragile or have severe mental and physical disabilities and will house:

' Infant and Child Development Services
' After-School Care
' Adult Day Support
' Administrative Support

We will nurture both bodies and spirits in our very own barrier-free playground and park, with tree house, playgrounds, amphitheatre, walking paths, sensory walls, and sports areas. Plans are being developed for this phase of the project. We will rededicate ARC's 50,000 square foot facility on Westwood Avenue as the ARC Industrial Center and offer more training and jobs for men and women who earn paychecks from jobs they enjoy, like light assembly, order fulfillment, packaging and warehousing.

With these two facilities, we'll expand our physical capacity on Richmond's Northside to 74,000 square feet on seven acres.

Revenue for this $10.9 million project comes from:

ARC's own Assets/Reserves - $ 1.6 million
Bond Financing - $ 6.6 million
Private & Governmental Funding - $ 2.7 million
Total - $ 10.9 million

In 2009, The Cabell Foundation will match your gift (up to $225,000) for the ARCenter. To double the impact of your gift, please send your donation today! Find out more about payment options and naming opportunities. Call Marshall Butler, President, or Kim Watson, VP of Development, at 804-358-1874.

And don't forget to check out our "real time" construction progress on the home page of this website.