Construction Blog

Forest Zone level 3 build out

This June, Seattle Children’s plans to begin build-out of level 3 of the Forest Zone. To accomplish this work, we need to temporarily move offices and staff located on this floor to trailers that will be placed in the Forest Service parking area.

We expect to start moving trailers to the parking area on Tuesday, May 26. The vehicles and trailers currently stored there will be moved to another location. Build-out of the level 3 Forest zone is expected to take about a year.

We appreciate your patience with this temporary arrangement as we continue to renovate our facilities. If you have questions or concerns, please call the construction pager at 206-469-5860.

Seattle Children’s receives top honor from the League of American Bicyclists

bike awardIn acknowledgement of our efforts in sustainable transportation and encouraging more widespread bicycle use, Seattle Children’s was recently recognized with the League of American Bicyclists highest honor, the Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business award. With the platinum designation, Seattle Children’s becomes one of just 22 organizations across the nation to receive the prestigious award.

The Bicycle Friendly Business awards program recognizes organizations for their efforts at being bicycle-friendly and are based on four essential elements which include engineering, education, encouragement, and evaluation & planning.

Seattle Children’s is delighted with this honor. As an organization, we promote bicycling because we believe it’s good for the health of our patients, staff, community and the planet. Our staff have access to free commuter bicycles and we provide one of the only on-site staff bicycle service centers in the nation. We helped launch Seattle’s bike share system by serving as its first business sponsor and encourage bicycling by incentivizing staff when they do not use cars for commuting.

We look forward to supporting further initiatives at Seattle Children’s and throughout the city that foster more bicycling in the community.

Update: Work on Hartmann Parking Lot Rescheduled

Earlier this week we shared plans to clean and paint the Hartmann parking lot, located near the corner of 40th Ave. NE and Sand Point Way NE. The work was expected to take place today, March 26, but due to the weather, this work is postponed to tomorrow, March 27. If the weather is inclement we will re-schedule for another day.

We apologize for any disturbances as a result of this work. If you have any questions, please contact us through the construction pager line at 206-469-5860.

Work on the Hartmann parking lot

Hartmann BuildingOn Thursday, March 26, we plan to update the Hartmann parking lot, located near the corner of 40th and Sand Point Way NE. The work will include grinding, cleaning and painting of the lot surface. We anticipate that these activities will create noticeable noise, especially for residents that are in close proximity. Read full post »

Weekend roof repairs

Over the next couple of weekends, weather permitting, roof repair work is scheduled for our facilities located at the north side of the mid hospital campus. The work will be carried out between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, depending on conditions.

We apologize for any noise that may occur. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us through the construction pager line at 206-469-5860.

Speed bump installation

On Wednesday MPenny Drivearch 4, Seattle Children’s will install speed bumps on Penny Drive. A contractor will arrive at 8:00 a.m. and will begin the installation shortly after conducting a walk through. Two flaggers will be on-site to help direct traffic flow. Please be advised that potential traffic delays could occur on Penny Drive while the work is being carried out.

Additionally, since the speed bumps will be epoxied to the asphalt, a slight residual smell may be noticeable. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience and if you have any questions or concerns please contact us through the construction pager line at 206-469-5860.

Thank you for your patience as we make traffic safety improvements at the hospital.

 

Phase One of Livable Streets Complete

Livable Streets is Seattle Children’s commitment to improving neighborhood transportation and making our streets safer as the hospital continues to grow. With this initiative, we’re dedicating nearly $4 million towards pedestrian, bicycle, and other transportation projects in Northeast Seattle over a 20-year time span.

Last year we completed phase one of Livable Streets. We are excited to share our completed first phase projects with the community: Read full post »

Early Concrete Pour This Friday

This Friday, January 23, work will begin early on building the first set of mechanical pads for the new HVAC units located on Levels 4 and 5 of the Forest zone. A pump truck is schedule to arrive at Seattle Children’s at 8 a.m. followed shortly thereafter by the arrival of a concrete truck.

Pouring for the mechanical pads is anticipated to start shortly after both trucks are set up on the property. We apologize for any inconvenience. Read full post »

Increased Construction Activity in January

This month, multiple projects are taking place at Seattle Children’s as we continue to expand and improve our facilities. As a result, you will see an increase in construction activity around the hospital campus in the coming weeks.

The projects include relocation to our ophthalmology clinic located on the southeast portion of our campus; construction of an exterior porch and patio in conjunction with the new Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit; and build out on three floors in the Forest zone. Read full post »

Potentially toxic algae reported at Magnuson Park Dog Beach—keep your pets away until further notice

DogOn Thursday, Seattle Parks and Recreation was notified about a blue-green algae present at the Magnuson Park Dog Beach. The algae substance is currently being testing by the Washington Department of Ecology to determine if it is toxic.

Until this issue is resolved, it is very important to keep your pets away from the dog beach and the water. Algal blooms that are toxic can poison animals, wildlife, and people. Read full post »