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The new facility was designed to replace the existing Western Missouri Mental Health Center, encompassing the Center, East, West, South and Old KC Regional Annex Buildings, all of which were negatively impacted by the proposed widening of 22nd Street in Kansas City. This new (approximately 230,000 sf) multi-story acute care psychiatric hospital building comprises five wards with private courtyards, outdoor recreation areas, a combination gymnasium/multi-purpose room, a full service kitchen and dining room, a main "mall" or circulation corridor with access to patient occupational activity areas, a library, and the hospital clinic. The new construction allowed for an integrated facility, and provides easy access and parking. It is occupied primarily by the Division of Behavioral Health, with some space allotted to substance use disorder treatment. There were originally 115 beds, including 12 beds in Emergency Services.