Archive for February 2017

Traffic and Sidewalk Interruptions on Terry and Virginia Avenues – Feb. 22 through Mar. 6

Several Building Cure construction-related activities that will interrupt traffic and sidewalk flow are slated to take place now through the beginning of March:

  • Feb. 22 through March 3: Contractors will trench for electrical work near the north end of Terry Avenue between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Expect short, intermittent closures of Terry Avenue while work is in progress.
  • Feb. 27 through March 6: Demolition of a small building on the Building Cure property (1920 Terry Ave.) will take place. Intermittent sidewalk closures should be anticipated between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Flaggers will be stationed on the Terry Avenue sidewalk to ensure pedestrian safety during demolition.
  • Feb. 27 through March 10: The Virginia Avenue sidewalk will be closed 24 hours a day until Century Link relocation work is complete. Signage and barriers will be provided to ensure pedestrians are diverted from this sidewalk closure
  • Feb. 28 through March 15: Concrete trucks and pumps will be intermittently stationed on Terry Avenue supporting the electrical installation from Feb. 28 through sidewalk restoration on March 15. A flagger will be stationed on Terry Avenue to ensure pedestrian safety during these activities.

For your safety, please obey signage and barriers during the sidewalk closures.

Weekend Construction Work at Seattle Children’s, Saturday, Feb. 18

System upgrade work continues on the Seattle Children’s campus. On Saturday. Feb. 18, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., work will take place in the middle of campus; normal construction noise levels are expected. Large vehicles will enter and exit the Seattle Children’s campus along Sand Point Way; we do not anticipate impacts to traffic. For questions or concerns, please call the construction pager at 206-469-5860. Thank you for your patience.

Breaking Ground on Building Cure

More than 1,200 community members, students, and faculty and staff attended the Feb. 2 groundbreaking celebration for Seattle Children’s Research Institute’s future Building Cure. Guests also succeeded in a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ attempt for “Most people conducting a DNA isolation experiment simultaneously.” Watch the video.

Located in Seattle’s biotech corridor at 1920 Terry Ave., Building Cure will house a new therapeutic cell processing core called the Cure Factory that will translate lab discoveries into patient treatments, with a focus on cancer immunotherapy and cell therapies for immune conditions such as type 1 diabetes and sickle cell disease.

Colorful Corner at Building Cure Site in Downtown Seattle

Construction fencing for Building Cure is up. We want to show our neighbors in the South Lake Union and downtown Seattle corridor who Seattle Children’s Research Institute is and what we do. The fence includes viewing portals for the public to witness firsthand the development of some of Building Cure’s forthcoming exciting features, such as the Science Discovery Lab, Cure Factory, community café and the 225-seat auditorium for scientific dialogue.

The fence runs around the perimeter of the Building Cure site (located at 1920 Terry Ave.) and will be up for the duration of construction.