Construction Blog

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.


Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC) Central District Closure

Delivering a positive experience for patients, their families and workforce members is our top priority. During routine evaluations of the renovation project currently underway at Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC) Central District, it was discovered that repairs were needed that were beyond the original scope. As a result, we will be closing this location for the time being to fully evaluate the situation and develop long-term plans. We are shifting operations to the recently opened OBCC Othello location in early July.

We are currently rescheduling families with OBCC Central location appointments to receive care at the OBCC Othello location or via telehealth.

We remain firmly committed to the Central District community and are working toward a solution. We promise to keep patients, families and the community updated on progress.

For more information please visit, www.seattlechildrens.org/obcc or call 206-987-7210.


Tree Work at Springbrook Professional Center, June 16

On Thursday, June 16, Bartlett Tree Experts will be pruning a big leaf maple on the far NE corner of the Springbrook Professional Center at 4540 Sand Point Way NE. This pruning is necessary to reduce the weight of the branch ends and reduce the risk of branch failure.

A Bartlett bucket truck and chipper will be parking in the small lot north of 4605 40th Ave NE for the duration of the work. The crew will cone off the lawn area on the north end of the Springbrook property to access the tree, but there will be no access impact to Springbrook parking, visitors or staff. Neighbors may hear noise from chainsaws and chippers between 8 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.


Drone Photography at the Hospital Campus Dec. 13 to Dec. 17

As part of a Facilities Conditions Assessment (FCA) project, drones will be capturing photographs of the hospital campus the week of Dec. 13.  The purpose of the FCA project is to complete a thorough mechanical, electrical and architectural assessment of hospital campus.

Drones, along with some digital cameras, will be capturing photographs and thermal imaging of all the hospital campus buildings. The thermal imaging must be done during the wintertime to best capture the heat loss of the buildings; however, this work is weather dependent and may have to be rescheduled in the case of heavy rain.

Images will capture the roofs and all the exterior walls of the buildings. The drones will be traveling up and down the outside walls and outside windows. Neighbors may briefly see the drones above the hospital or adjacent to buildings at times during this work. We don’t expect any noise issues. The drone work will be coordinated with the helicopter landings.

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


Generators at Mountain Loading Dock Nov. 19 to Nov. 22

Due to a planned temporary electrical shutdown, large generators will be placed at the Mountain Loading dock restricting access from Nov. 19, at 12:30 p.m. through Nov. 21, at 4:00 p.m. The generators will run overnight on Saturday Nov. 20 and are not expected to be noisy for neighbors. For any questions or concerns, please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org.

 


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: Oct. 25 to Oct. 31

This will be the last weekly update about upcoming Building Care construction activities. Work will continue within the building until spring 2022. We will continue to post to this blog whenever an activity will affect neighbors.

From Oct. 25 to Oct. 31, construction crews will continue building out interior spaces. Wood siding will be installed on the exterior of level 1 of Forest A (Friends of Costco Building) near the staff entrance when the carpenters strike is resolved.

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. External 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.


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: Oct. 11 to Oct. 24

Major construction on Building Care will conclude in October, but work will continue within the building until spring 2022. After October, we will no longer publish weekly posts on the Construction Blog for Building Care. However, we will continue to post to this blog whenever an activity will affect neighbors.

From Oct. 11 to Oct. 24, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Build out interior spaces on all levels
  • River Entrance vestibule renovations begin (pending carpenter availability); alternative entry into River 3 will be provided adjacent to the vestibule

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. 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.


Landscaping on Sand Point Way, Sept. 28

On Tuesday, Sept. 28, a landscaping crew will plant vegetation in the planter strip on the east side of Sand Point Way NE between 40th Avenue NE and the hospital’s main entrance at Penny Drive. The right vehicular travel lane of northbound Sand Point Way will be closed while the planting is underway; the bike lane, however, will remain open. We expect this work will take one day to complete. The vegetation planting was previously scheduled but was delayed.

A separate project to fill a gap in the sidewalk may occur at the same time just north of the planting work. If the sidewalk project proceeds, the sidewalk will be closed that day as well.

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