Thursday, November 17, 2016

Learn About Children's Hospital's Next Building Phase At Tonight's Meeting

Tonight from 6-8pm, the SAC (Standing Advisory Committee), made up of representatives of Children’s Hospital and surrounding neighborhoods, will hold its 17th meeting in the Ocean CafĂ© on the 7th floor (Ocean entrance) of the hospital. 

The SAC advises the City and Children’s Hospital on issues related to the design and construction of new buildings and other projects under the City approved Children’s Hospital Major Institution Master Plan.

Tonight's meeting will focus on discussing the design of upcoming construction of the 293,000 sq.ft building, named the Forest B Building, which will be located on the existing surface parking lot at an angle to Building Hope, recently completed. 

The front entrance will be on the narrower street, 40th Avenue NE and not Sand Point Way. Three floors of parking (241 stalls) will be added under the new building. The hospital cafeteria will move to the lower level.  The helistop will move to Building Hope temporarily and then to the roof of the new building.

Forest B will house a Hematology/Oncology clinic and infusion center along with 10  operating rooms.  The Hartman Building will become an outpatient diabetic care facility with construction starting in early 2018 and completion in 2020-21. 

Agenda items are:
  • MIMP Conditions
  • Design Guidelines
  • Construction Management Plan
Public comment will be at 7:20pm. All SAC meetings are open to the public. Those interested in any of the topics on the agenda are encouraged to attend.

The Laurelhurst Community Club (LCC) published this information in their most recent newsletter:

Children’s to Begin Next Building Phases

LCC members of Seattle Children’s Standing Committee – Brian McMullen, Jeannie Hale, Stan Sorcher and Colleen McAleer – attended a September 22 meeting where the SCH team presented plans for upcoming developments.
CEO Jeff Sperring, M.D., who has been there for a year, is getting up to speed and is planning to make changes. One of their new “brilliant goals is to bring medicine closer to where they live” – a suggestion LCC made six years ago! SCH is finally expanding north into Everett – a 35,000 s.f. multi-specialty clinic and urgent care facility on the Providence Everett Colby campus opening in 2018. The new Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic 2.0 will service families, approximately 35,000 s.f. with room to grow, and may open in 2020 or 2021. SCH is currently looking for a site from Rainier Valley to Kent. SCH Bellevue operations are also very full.
Building Cure, a new cancer drug infusion center, will be built downtown next to their research building. This facility will manufacturer SCH’s unique, successful infusion products, tailored for each patient. Underground parking will be included.
LCC subcommittee members had many questions and concerns to be addressed. SCH representatives will present their plans at a public LCC trustee meeting early in 2017. The date will be announced.  

For more information about the meeting contact Maureen Sheehan at 206-684-0302 or 

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