Access Press Features O’Meara Leer Partner’s Integrated Community Project
Access Press, the leading media source for the Disabilities Community, recently published an article featuring Shamus O’Meara and colleague Chris Gibbs, a principal architect at DLR Group, who are actively advancing an integrated community design benefitting people with developmental disabilities.
The project promotes an innovative approach to living, working and recreating together within local communities. It features quality residences with meaningful employment opportunities through supported business connections and person-centered educational programs that provide life skills and experience to facilitate independent living. The design includes health and wellness and recreation components along with other amenities, and a flexible scale depending on identified needs and resources.
Current plans involve a $100 million project with 400 residences combined with local employment, recreation, health, wellness and education services. Shamus and Chris are actively engaging local and national developers and strategic partners in several communities including Minnesota, Indiana, California and Arizona to explore various construction and operational options.
Integrated Community Project Press Release