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Drill Rig on Hospital Campus from Sept. 21 to Oct. 9

As a part of preliminary work for Project Copper (the proposed surgery pavilion and parking garage) on the hospital campus, a geotechnical consultant will be onsite to collect soil samples using a drill rig. The work is scheduled for approximately three weeks between Sept. 21 to Oct. 9 and will be done during regular work hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Soil samples will be collected in Lot 4 and near the Ocean 7 staff entrance.

Construction noise will be generated during this work. The impact to neighbors is expected to be minimal; staff and patient families will likely hear the most noise. Expect to see large trucks and heavy equipment onsite, with some parking restrictions in Lot 4 during this work. Construction activity 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, Sept. 14 to Sept. 18

Tree Work at Hospital Campus, Sept. 14 to Sept. 18

Bartlett Tree Experts is scheduled to perform tree work at the Seattle Children’s hospital campus from Monday, Sept. 14, to Friday, Sept. 18. The work includes removing trees that are dying or hazardous, pruning healthy trees to remove dead or low branches, and removing branches leaning on structures.

Activities will take place throughout the hospital campus, including along the perimeters. Bucket trucks will temporarily park on the south side of NE 50th Street, the west side of 45th Avenue NE, and the north side of NE 45th Street. We do not expect any traffic impacts; the sidewalks, however, will be closed in those areas while work is underway.

Crews will use chainsaws and chippers, which will generate noise, each day from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. We expect this work will have minimal impact on the perimeter tree buffer.

If you have questions, please contact Meghan Fuller, manager of Grounds Maintenance, at 206-307-6687.


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: Aug. 17 to Aug. 23

Building Care construction is underway. There will be ongoing construction activity at the hospital campus until the building opens in spring 2022. Seattle Children’s will publish a weekly post on this Construction Blog that outlines the work expected to occur the following week. We will also post to this blog whenever a construction activity will be especially impactful to neighbors.

From Aug. 17 to Aug. 23, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Pour concrete for walls and shafts
  • Install fireproofing
  • Framing
  • Paint
  • Install roofing
  • Install windows
  • Install metal sheeting
  • Install elevator equipment
  • Install mechanical and electrical wiring and plumbing equipment
  • Set air handling units
  • Install drywall
  • Install siding
  • Build out electrical, mechanical, generator and pneumatic tube blower rooms
  • Install pneumatic tube stations
  • Core drilling
  • Install insulation
  • Install flooring
  • Build out interior spaces
  • Work in existing buildings:
    • Install utility wiring and pipes, install ceiling grid, install drywall, and paint on River B level 3 in old vending machine location for Starbucks coffee cart
    • Install flooring, paneling, and doors in new chapel location on River A level 7
    • Install utility wiring and paint in conference rooms on Forest A level 2
  • Building connection work:
    • Remove infection prevention barriers on lower level 1 of Forest A
    • Set up infection prevention barriers on level 1 of Forest A
    • Set up infection prevention barriers and begin demolition on level 2 of Forest A
    • Demolition and install steel on level 3 of Forest A
    • Set walls and install seismic joints on level 4 of Forest A
    • Install seismic joints, install utility wiring, install pneumatic tube connections, and framing on level 5 of Forest A
    • Complete framing and install mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and insulation on level 6 of Forest A
    • Install mechanical, electrical, and plumbing connections and complete framing on level 7 of Forest A
    • Install insulation, drywall, and ceiling tiles and rework infection prevention barriers on level 8 of Forest A
    • Install utility wiring and framing on level 9 of Forest A

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. The fireproofing will generate some odors. Expect heavy truck traffic, primarily for concrete and material deliveries. Construction activity is weather-dependent and subject to change based on conditions.

All work will take place within standard construction hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org with questions.


Street Parking East of the Hospital Campus – Update

At the end of March, the City of Seattle implemented a temporary suspension of Seattle Children’s employee parking restrictions near the hospital campus and reserved several streets east of the hospital campus to support Children’s essential health care workers responding to the COVID-19 public health crisis. This week, the Seattle Department of Transportation will be returning these previously reserved streets to public use and will remove the “Reserved for hospital employees only” signs.

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


Tree Removal and Stormwater Work to Continue Next Week

From Monday, May 4 to Thursday, May 7, a crew will continue work to repair a broken stormwater pipe at the north end of the hospital campus, near NE 50th Street. This work will require the removal of some trees. Noise from excavators, chainsaws and wood chippers will be generated between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on those days. Please contact Meghan Fuller, manager of Grounds Maintenance, at 206-307-6687 if you have questions.


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: May 4 to May 10

Building Care construction is underway. There will be ongoing construction activity at the hospital campus until the building opens in spring 2022. Seattle Children’s will publish a weekly post on this Construction Blog that outlines the work expected to occur the following week. We will also post to this blog whenever a construction activity will be especially impactful to neighbors.

From May 4 to May 10, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Erect structural and support steel
  • Install decking
  • Install waterproofing
  • Pour concrete for walls, shafts, slabs, decks and stairs
  • Paint
  • Base framing for connection to River
  • Install anchors for windows
  • Set and weld exterior walls
  • Set up lift system
  • Install glass
  • Set stairs
  • Install elevator machines and equipment
  • Install mechanical, electrical and plumbing equipment
  • Build out electrical, mechanical and pneumatic tube blower rooms
  • Install drywall
  • Load in and set air handling units
  • Install fire sprinkler systems
  • Install flooring
  • Demolition for connection points to Forest A
  • Interior activities: install mechanical, electrical, plumbing and drywall in River B patient family lounge; install infection prevention barriers and conduct demolition on lower level 1 of Forest A for building connections

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. The demolition activities will be the loudest. Expect heavy truck traffic, primarily for concrete and steel delivery. Construction activity is weather-dependent and subject to change based on conditions.

All work will take place within standard construction hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org with questions.


Stormwater Pipe Repair and Tree Removal, April 21 to April 23

From Tuesday, April 21 to Thursday, April 23, a construction crew will repair a broken stormwater pipe at the north end of the hospital campus, near NE 50th Street. This work will require the removal of some trees. Noise from excavators, chainsaws and wood chippers will be generated between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on those days. Please contact Meghan Fuller, manager of Grounds Maintenance, at 206-307-6687 if you have questions.


Street Parking Near the Hospital Campus

During the COVID-19 response, Seattle Children’s has been working hard to ensure our clinical staff can get to the hospital to care for patients. With cuts to public transit, a significant reduction in our shuttle service, and social distancing requirements — many more staff members are now driving alone. At the end of March, the City of Seattle implemented a temporary suspension of employee parking restrictions near the hospital campus and has authorized employee parking curbside on designated streets adjacent to the hospital, see map for locations. These measures will ensure essential health care workers can focus on delivering care to those that need it most, and not worry about where to park when traveling to the hospital for their shift.

We continue to encourage employees to use our onsite parking lots first before parking on the designated streets. Signs have been installed to mark where hospital employees are allowed to park. When parking permits are issued by our Transportation Department they will be managed in compliance with the City’s requirements.

Neighbors can call Seattle Children’s Security at 206-987-2030 for parking related issues or questions. For other questions, please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org.


Building Care Construction Site Closure Extended

The temporary closure of the Building Care construction site has been extended in accordance with the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” emergency order. Limited staff will be onsite to ensure the job site remains secure during this time.

Please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org with questions.


Building Care Construction Site Closed March 25 to April 7

From March 25 to April 7 the Building Care construction site will be closed for work. The contractor working on the building has decided to temporarily pause construction out of an abundance of caution to keep their workers safe during the COVID-19 response. Limited staff will be onsite to ensure the worksite remains secure during this time. Work is planned to resume onsite on Wednesday, April 8.

Please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org with questions.