On Wednesday, Feb. 1, Puget Sound Energy (PSE) notified Seattle Children’s (along with other large institutions in the area) that we must reduce our natural gas usage until further notice while emergency repairs are made to the regional gas system. Boilers at the hospital campus will switch to diesel fuel this afternoon until Children’s is advised that we can switch back to natural gas. The boilers are critical for heating the hospital and powering steam production for sterile supplies. Nearby neighbors and workforce members may temporarily see and smell diesel fumes coming from the hospital during this time. For any questions or concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Monday, Dec. 12, Seattle Children’s Magnuson (6901 Sand Point Way NE – formerly the 70th & Sand Point Way Administrative building) will open as the new home to our Autism Center and many outpatient behavioral health programs. The entire second floor of the building has been renovated and specifically designed to meet the needs of children and youth with autism. The new facility is part of Seattle Children’s vision to create a future where every young person has access to evidence-based mental and behavioral health services when and where they need them. The new clinic combines health care with outreach, training and research to better meet the needs of our community and beyond.
Magnuson Building Updates:
- Seattle Children’s Magnuson building hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
- Parking onsite is provided for patients and families, as well as for our staff working at the clinic. Staff must park in the gated staff parking lot and are not permitted to park in the neighborhood, per our parking policy.
- Onsite Security will continue to staff the front desks (one the north entrance and one at the west entrance) during building hours.
- There is a new outdoor playground that serves the clinic on the west side of the building, where the previous child care playground used to be.
- Our administrative workforce continues to occupy the first floor of the building.
- Seattle Children’s shuttles will continue to connect the building with the hospital campus, just a mile and a half away, with a stop on Sand Point Way.
- Our Transportation team also continues to use the upper parking lot as a shuttle hub.
For any questions or concerns, please contact email@example.com.
On Tuesday, Nov. 29, the new helipad on top of Forest B will go-live. Forest B is the new permanent location of the helipad at the hospital campus. For any questions or concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Wednesday, Nov. 9, Seattle Children’s will conduct a simulation event for the new helipad on top of Forest B between the hours of 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. During this time, we anticipate that the helicopter will make two landings. Landings during the simulation event will use the same flight pattern that the helicopters typically do, and should look much the same as a typical helicopter landing at the hospital. However, they will be landing on top of Forest B instead of Forest A. The simulations are being done to prepare for the permanent relocation of the helipad to Forest B. For any questions or concerns, please contact email@example.com.
The week of Sept. 26 several projects will be happening to improve sidewalks and gravel paths at the hospital campus and 70th & Sand Point Way building. Starting Monday, Sept. 26, Pacific Earthworks will be improving the gravel pathway in the pocket park at the southwest corner of the hospital campus (40th Ave NE & NE 45th St). A power buggie will be used to move gravel and other supplies; pathways will be closed intermittently during this work.
On Tuesday, Sept. 27, Precision Concrete Cutting will be onsite at the hospital to perform sidewalk repairs in several locations on the interior pathways on the south side of the hospital property. Crews are expected to work between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., noise from generators and equipment may be heard nearby.
When finished at the hospital campus on Tuesday, the crew will move to the 70th & Sand Point Way building (6901 Sand Point Way) to complete repairs to the interior pathway off of 70th. This work is expected to begin around noon and take approximately two hours to complete. Work is weather permitting and may be rescheduled in the case of rain.
Since temporarily closing Odessa Brown Clinic’s Central District location, we have continued to evaluate the situation. We are also in regular conversations with leaders at Carolyn Downs, who are our partners in the Central District building and provide care to many of our patient’s parents, guardians, and grandparents. As a next step, Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic and Carolyn Downs leaders will participate in visioning sessions to inform what is possible at the Central District location. After these sessions, we will gather feedback from families and the community to envision how we could be even stronger in the Central District.
The Central District neighborhood is Odessa Brown Children’s clinic’s history and original home. We can use this as an opportunity to see if there are new services we should provide our patients and families and new community spaces.
We are grateful to our workforce and families who have adapted to this temporary change with grace, wonderful questions and patience.
We welcome your feedback on our Central District location. Share your feedback, which helps us navigate next steps to better serve you and the Central District community we have been a part of for over 50 years.
From Sept. 21 to Oct. 7, contractors will add traffic coating to certain sections of parking lots 2 and 4 (workforce parking) on the northern portion of Seattle Children’s hospital campus, between Penny Drive and NE 50th Street. The traffic coating will help prevent water intrusion within the parking lots.
This project includes pressure washing, grinding of existing concrete, and application of the traffic coating. The pressure washing and grinding will generate moderate levels of noise from Sept. 24 to Sept. 28. Application of the traffic coating will generate some odors from Sept. 29 to Oct. 7, though the odors are expected to be minimal.
Work will occur between the hours of 6 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on weekdays (noise-generating work will begin at 8 a.m.), and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.
If you have questions, please contact Sean Doull with Seattle Children’s at 206-478-0441 or Tim Meyer with Sellen at 206-730-7947.
On Wednesday, Sept. 21 and Thursday, Sept. 22, Bartlett Tree Experts will prune trees a number of trees around the main hospital campus. This pruning is part of routine grounds maintenance. Neighbors may hear noise from chainsaws and chippers between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. both days. If you have questions, please contact Meghan Fuller, manager of Grounds Maintenance, at 206-307-6687.
On Tuesday, Sept. 20, Bartlett Tree Experts will prune trees for light pole and security camera clearance around the parking lots of the Seattle Children’s building at NE 70th St and Sand Point Way NE. In addition, two small dead trees on the north side of the property will be removed. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.