The exterior walkway between the River and Forest zones will close Monday, Jan. 13, and will remain closed for the rest of the year as we expand our inpatient psychiatric unit (IPU) in the River and Mountain zones and build out levels 2, 4 and 5 of the Forest Zone.
The closure will protect pedestrians during construction and provide space for dumpsters, forklifts and cranes. The exterior stairs between the River and Forest zones on both the north and south sides of the buildings will remain open. Signs will be posted to direct pedestrians.
The IPU expansion involves adding beds on level five of the River and Mountain zones and renovating the existing IPU on level four of the River zone. The A zones on River and Mountain level five – currently vacant – will be closed until the IPU work is complete this summer. The Forest Zone buildout includes adding more medical patient beds. Continue to check the construction blog for future project updates.
The north driveway of the Hartmann Building parking lot will be closed for approximately four hours on Thursday, Dec. 26, while a broken water line is repaired. The exact hours of the closure aren’t set yet, but a flagger will be present during the closure to direct traffic to the south driveway. The repairs also require the water to be shut off at the Hartmann Building on Friday, Dec. 27, between 6-8 a.m.
Construction on a new connection to the Burke Gilman Trail immediately west of the Hartmann Building will resume on Thursday, Dec. 26, after a two-day stoppage for the holidays. Continue to check the Construction Blog for future project updates.
Our Building Hope expansion – known as the Forest Zone –has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in recognition of the building’s sustainable design and construction.
LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Gold is the second highest of four certifications the USGBC awards – a challenging level for healthcare facilities to achieve because of their high energy and water use.
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Work started Monday, Dec. 2, to create a new connection to the Burke Gilman Trail. The project’s general contractor, Sellen Construction, is putting up temporary fencing and taking over a portion of the Hartmann Building parking lot in preparation for constructing the new link.
The new connection will traverse the Hartmann property and tie the trail to the new traffic signal/crosswalk at Sand Point Way NE and the new cycle track that runs in front of the hospital.
Work will take place between 7 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekdays only – no weekends or holidays. No noisy machinery will operate between 7-8 a.m. Construction will cause only minimal traffic disruptions because most work will be staged from the rear of the Hartmann property. The trail will remain open during all phases of construction.
The project is expected to be completed early next year. Continue to check the Construction Blog for future project updates.
The rainy season is here and when the sky opens, the parking stalls on Level 6 of the Ocean parking garage puddle up. To spare patient families and other visitors from stepping into standing water, we’re creating a trench drain just south of the garage entrance to carry away runoff.
Work begins Nov. 11 and will take one to two weeks to complete. All work will occur between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The garage entrance will remain open throughout the project.
The project involves cutting a 140-foot long channel through the concrete parking surface and covering it with a grate. Cutting and removing the concrete will produce a large amount of noise.
We appreciate your patience while we make this important improvement.
Work to build a new connection to the Burke-Gilman Trail starts in November when the project’s general contractor, Sellen Construction, begins making preparations for construction. The prep work includes installing temporary fences and taking over a portion of the Hartmann Building parking lot.
Most work will be staged from the rear of the Hartmann property, creating minimal traffic disruptions, and the trail will remain open during all phases of construction.
When completed early next year, the new trail connection will traverse the Hartmann Building property and tie the trail to the new traffic signal/crosswalk at Sand Point Way NE & 40th Ave NE and the new cycle track that runs in front of the hospital to Penny Drive.
The project involves grading and paving, building fences and retaining walls, and installing signage and landscaping. Work will take place on weekdays only – no weekends or holidays – between 7 a.m.-5 p.m. No noisy machinery will operate between 7-8 a.m.
Continue to check the Construction Blog for future project updates.
Getting to the Burke-Gilman Trail is about to get easier and safer for Seattle Children’s neighbors, visitors and staff. After receiving final approval from the Department of Planning and Development at the city of Seattle, we’re ready to start building a new connection to the trail.
The ADA-compliant link will traverse the Hartmann Building property and tie the trail to the new traffic signal/crosswalk at Sand Point Way NE and the new cycle track that runs in front of the hospital. Read full post »
Seattle Children’s and two partners broke ground Oct. 1 on the Bridges@11th Apartments, a unique residential community that will expand workforce housing choices in Northeast Seattle when it opens in 2015.
Bridges@11th is a collaboration between Children’s, the University of Washington and developer Security Properties. Located in the University District at 4529-4557 11th Ave. NE, the project consists of three buildings containing 184 apartments ranging in size from studios up to three-bedrooms. Read full post »
Five months after opening its doors, our Building Hope expansion is back in the news. Modern Healthcare magazine gave the facility a Design Award of Excellence – the top honor in the magazine’s annual design competition.
The competition’s 76 entries were judged on design excellence, functional utility, flexibility and response to patients and families. The only other entry to receive an Award of Excellence in this year’s competition was Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.
Designed by ZGF Architects, the Building Hope expansion provides cancer care, critical care and emergency care. “The award is an honor for us, but more importantly, it’s a direct reflection of Seattle Children’s commitment to innovation, good design and building a hospital for the future,” said Anita Rossen, associate partner with ZGF.
Work started yesterday, Sept. 12, to bury fiber optic cable along portions of NE 50th Street and 44th Avenue NE as we build a computer network linking servers at Seattle Children’s with backup servers in Quincy, Wash.
A trench is being dug along the south median of 50th between the sidewalk and the curb starting at Sand Point Way NE and extending east to 44th Avenue. From there it will extend 150 feet south along the west side of 44th Avenue to the first utility pole.
The streets will remain open to vehicular traffic, but sidewalks will be closed within 50 feet of the work and there is no parking on the side of the street where the work is occurring. The work should take two or three days. Thanks for your patience as we complete this important project.