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Boilers At Hospital Switching to Diesel

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 construction@seattlechildrens.org.


Helipad Moves to Forest B on Nov. 29

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 construction@seattlechildrens.org.


Forest B Helipad Simulation Event on Nov. 9

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 construction@seattlechildrens.org.


Sidewalk Work Next Week at Hospital and 70th

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.


Traffic Coating in Workforce Parking Lots, Sept. 21 to Oct. 7

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.


Tree Pruning on Hospital Campus Sept. 21 & 22

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.