Front of the new building with main building in background

Front of the new building with main building in background

 Its official, The Independence Center (The IC) is the proud new owner of 711 South Tejon Street. The building, which is directly next door to our main building, will be the new home for our CNA Training Program and our Home Health department. Throughout the last few years, The IC has undergone an incredible growth-spurt, which has brought about an increasing need for office space. When the opportunity to purchase a building adjacent to our existing location arose, the decision was obvious. We jumped on the opportunity, and the real work began. At a whopping 12,000 square feet, the space will provide the room necessary for the growth that is anticipated over the coming years. In the early to mid-part of 2018, the building will undergo some minor updates in order to meet the immediate needs of the CNA Training Program and the Home Health department.

New building from The IC parking lot

New building from The IC parking lot

With good reason, everyone involved seems thoroughly excited by the prospect of the new building. In the not so distant future, the building will most certainly need to receive an extensive remodeling. The current configuration is quite compartmental and a little maze-like, which isn’t ideal for accessibility. This will most certainly need to change.

Side entry of the new building

Side entry of the new building

In short order, The IC will be conducting a capital campaign, which will allow us to remodel the space. The plan is to redesign the building to be a model of accessibility similar to our main building. With a little luck, the remodel could happen in 2019, but for now, we’re happy to have such a great new building. If you would like to learn more about The IC, visit us on the web at http://bit.ly/AboutTheIC.