Archive for December 2013

Brief Closure for Hartmann Driveway

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.

Building Hope Awarded LEED Gold

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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Trail Project Off and Running

BGT - phase 1 Dec 2013Work 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.