NobleStrategy, a construction management firm with offices in Harlem, Long Island City and Newark, N.J. and Reality House, Inc., a company that provides substance abuse, HIV treatment and prevention services to New Yorkers, has broken ground on a 21,000-sq-ft substance abuse outpatient treatment facility and community residence for veterans located at 8-12 Astoria Boulevard in Astoria, N.Y.

NobleStrategy will be coordinating the development of the three-story building, which will feature ground-floor stone and decorative masonry with a full-height aluminum mesh front façade. The new 30-bed Astoria Reality House will provide housing for veterans for up to nine months beginning in early 2012.

“We are very excited about this project with Reality House because it represents such a vital community service,” said William S. Parrish, Jr., President & CEO of NobleStrategy. “Community partnership in general, and taking care of our veterans in particular, could not be more important today. With our nation engaged in multiple military conflicts around the world, organizations like Reality House are vital to our communities to provide appropriate treatment services for our returning veterans.”

-Carolina Worrell