Construction Blog

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.

 


Air Handler Work at Hospital, Dec. 11 to Dec. 14

From Dec. 11 to Dec. 14, construction crews will perform work at the hospital associated with the ongoing project to replace the air handling unit. This work will generate noise, but impacts to surrounding neighbors are expected to be minimal. Crews will use a mobile crane on Friday, Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 14 to remove existing equipment from the roof and to place new equipment; the crane will be located on the north side of the building near the Mountain loading dock. The crane will be delivered to the site on Friday, Dec. 13 and will be removed on Saturday, Dec. 14.

Note: This work will occur both day and night from Dec. 11 to Dec. 14. Construction lights will be used at night; those lights will be shielded and are not expected to interfere with neighboring properties. Nighttime construction noise will be minimal.

For additional information, please call the Good Neighbor line at 206-987-8000.

If you have concerns while the work is occurring, please call the construction pager at 206-469-5860.


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: Nov. 11 to Nov. 17

Building Care construction is underway. From now until building opening in Spring 2022, there will be ongoing construction activity at the hospital campus. 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 Nov. 11 to Nov. 17, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Install rebar and pour concrete for walls, footings, slabs, and curbs
  • Strip concrete
  • Install waterproofing for walls
  • Install steel forms
  • Prep work on electricity transformer vault
  • Install mechanical, electrical and plumbing
  • Demolish concrete walkways within site
  • Excavation
  • Activities on River C, level 7: construct walls
  • Internal activities: install new pipe and wiring pathways on Forest A, level 1

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. The loudest activity will be the demolition of concrete walkways within the site. Expect heavy truck traffic, primarily from concrete trucks. 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. 14 to Oct. 20

Building Care construction is underway. From now until building opening in Spring 2022, there will be ongoing construction activity at the hospital campus. 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 Oct. 14 to Oct. 20, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Fire lane expansion activities near NE 45th Street: remove landscaping, clear work area, demolition, grading, install block wall, remove light poles and bollards (a vacuum truck will be used for this work)
  • Activities south of Forest A (near the loading dock and 40th Avenue NE): restore landscaping
  • Install rebar and pour concrete for walls, footings, columns, and slabs
  • Install metal panels and external finish material on exterior mock-up
  • Strip concrete
  • Install waterproofing
  • Drilling into existing electrical vault
  • Excavation
  • Set new underground vault
  • Activities on River level 7: frame and install walls at skybridge connection point
  • Internal activities: reconfigure existing fire equipment on Forest A level 1

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. The loudest activities will be the demolition associated with the fire lane expansion, including the use of a vacuum truck. Expect heavy truck traffic, primarily from concrete trucks. 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.