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Upcoming Paving and Striping Projects at Hospital Campus

Seattle Children’s is planning two paving and striping projects at the hospital campus in July. Here are details of each.

Lot 4 paving and striping — July 18 to 19 and July 23 to 24

Lot 4 is located on the north side of the hospital campus and is used for workforce parking. The paving will take place on Monday, July 18, and Tuesday, July 19. Neighbors may hear some noise from grinding and saw cutting of existing asphalt on these dates between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Placement of new asphalt will generate odors.

Lot 4 will be striped with new paint on Saturday, July 23, and Sunday, July 24 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Neighbors may smell odors during the striping process, but they are expected to be mild.

Penny Drive paving and striping — July 22 and 25

On Friday, July 22, and Monday, July 25, crews will repave and restripe portions of Penny Drive at the hospital campus. Neighbors may hear some noise from grinding and saw cutting of existing asphalt on these dates between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Placement of new asphalt will generate odors. Striping will occur on these days as well. Neighbors may smell odors during the striping process, but they are expected to be mild.

Both projects are weather-dependent and are subject to change based on conditions.

Please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org if you have questions.


Update: Parking Lot Construction June 1 to July 11

Note: Updated to reflect new end date

From Wednesday, June 1 to Monday, July 11, there will be some minor demolition work to upgrade equipment for the entrance islands of Lots 1 and 2 at the hospital campus. The loudest work is expected to happen on June 13 and June 14; neighbors may hear noise of jack hammering and saw cutting on these dates.

This work is weather-dependent and subject to change based on conditions. Please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org with questions.


Tree Work at Hospital Campus, July 5

On Tuesday, July 5, Bartlett Tree Experts will prune several trees on the South and West side of Seattle Children’s hospital campus. Work includes pruning of dead limbs, removing two weed trees from a retaining wall, and light pruning for pedestrian, vehicle, building, and light clearance. The majority of work will be located within campus, with the exception of light pruning for sidewalk clearance on NE 40th St, North of the ED entrance, and for vehicle clearance on Sand Point Way. Neighbors may hear noise from chainsaws and chippers between 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. If you have questions, please contact Meghan Fuller, manager of Grounds Maintenance, at 206-307-6687.


Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC) Central District Closure

Delivering a positive experience for patients, their families and workforce members is our top priority. During routine evaluations of the renovation project currently underway at Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC) Central District, it was discovered that repairs were needed that were beyond the original scope. As a result, we will be closing this location for the time being to fully evaluate the situation and develop long-term plans. We are shifting operations to the recently opened OBCC Othello location in early July.

We are currently rescheduling families with OBCC Central location appointments to receive care at the OBCC Othello location or via telehealth.

We remain firmly committed to the Central District community and are working toward a solution. We promise to keep patients, families and the community updated on progress.

For more information please visit, www.seattlechildrens.org/obcc or call 206-987-7210.


Tree Work at Springbrook Professional Center, June 16

On Thursday, June 16, Bartlett Tree Experts will be pruning a big leaf maple on the far NE corner of the Springbrook Professional Center at 4540 Sand Point Way NE. This pruning is necessary to reduce the weight of the branch ends and reduce the risk of branch failure.

A Bartlett bucket truck and chipper will be parking in the small lot north of 4605 40th Ave NE for the duration of the work. The crew will cone off the lawn area on the north end of the Springbrook property to access the tree, but there will be no access impact to Springbrook parking, visitors or staff. Neighbors may hear noise from chainsaws and chippers between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. If you have questions, please contact Meghan Fuller, manager of Grounds Maintenance, at 206-307-6687.


Parking Lot Construction June 1 to June 28

From Wednesday, June 1 to Tuesday June 28, there will be some minor demolition work to existing parking areas. The loudest work is expected to happen on June 13 and June 14, neighbors may hear noise of jack hammering and saw cutting on these dates.

This work is weather-dependent and subject to change based on conditions. Please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org with questions.


Crane To Be Used at Hospital Campus April 16

On Saturday, April 16, construction personnel will deliver a large piece of mechanical equipment (a deaerator tank) to Seattle Children’s hospital campus and will use a crane located on Seattle Children’s property to move the tank. The crane will arrive at approximately 6 a.m. and will be set up at that time. We expect all work to be complete by 11 a.m. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed, but all public streets will remain open and on-street parking will not be affected. Neighbors may hear noise while the crane is being set up, operated, and disassembled, from construction vehicle back-up beepers, and when the truck carrying the crane enters and exits the site.

This work is weather-dependent and subject to change based on conditions. Please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org with questions.


Tree Work at Hospital Campus, Feb. 24

On Thursday, Feb. 24, Bartlett Tree Experts will prune and remove trees and ivy at Seattle Children’s hospital campus. All vegetation to be pruned and removed is located within the campus, not along surrounding streets. Neighbors may hear noise from chainsaws and chippers between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. If you have questions, please contact Meghan Fuller, manager of Grounds Maintenance, at 206-307-6687.


Tree Maintenance Work around Ocean, Mountain and Springbrook

Starting Monday, Dec. 13 through Wednesday, Dec. 15, there will be tree work on the hospital campus between 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. that will primarily affect the Ocean and Mountain buildings as well as the Springbrook property. Tree pruning around Ocean and Mountain will occur Monday and Tuesday with no impacts to staff or visitor parking but will create some noise from chainsaws and clippers. The removal of hazardous trees that were damaged in a recent storm at Springbrook and near Ocean garage will occur on Wednesday with similar noise impacts. For questions, please contact Meghan Fuller, Manager of Grounds Maintenance.


Drone Photography at the Hospital Campus Dec. 13 to Dec. 17

As part of a Facilities Conditions Assessment (FCA) project, drones will be capturing photographs of the hospital campus the week of Dec. 13.  The purpose of the FCA project is to complete a thorough mechanical, electrical and architectural assessment of hospital campus.

Drones, along with some digital cameras, will be capturing photographs and thermal imaging of all the hospital campus buildings. The thermal imaging must be done during the wintertime to best capture the heat loss of the buildings; however, this work is weather dependent and may have to be rescheduled in the case of heavy rain.

Images will capture the roofs and all the exterior walls of the buildings. The drones will be traveling up and down the outside walls and outside windows. Neighbors may briefly see the drones above the hospital or adjacent to buildings at times during this work. We don’t expect any noise issues. The drone work will be coordinated with the helicopter landings.

For any questions or concerns, please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org.