Swedish Health’s ambitious Seattle plans involved a developer with a stake in their success

Swedish Cherry Hill Campus

Swedish Health’s ambitious Seattle plans involved a developer with a stake in their success

On Thursday 12/14, The Seattle Times published another article about development on the Swedish Cherry Hill Campus.  Mike Baker, Seattle Times staff reporter

Real-estate developer David Sabey’s support of Swedish’s Cherry Hill campus has had broad benefits for Swedish — and for Sabey. But as hospital executives draw a benefactor close, that relationship can complicate efforts to maintain control over medical programs.

Read the full article here…


Fifty Units of Workforce Housing Planned for Sabey Site

On the Sabey Corporation-owned site at the northwest corner of E.  Cherry and 16th Avenue, (formerly Spencer Technology offices) a new multifamily development has been proposed.  The project, which will consist of a 47-unit apartment building and three townhouses adjacent to the Providence/Swedish Medical Center campus, is described in documents filed with the City of Seattle as a project that “will contribute to the (Providence/Swedish) Master Plan goals of reducing vehicle trips per day and increasing close-in workforce housing.

It is expected that the project will be subject to the City’s Design Review Process, which is the public’s opportunity to comment on design-related issues.  As of this writing no date has been announced for the public design review meeting.  For more details see the City of Seattle DCI Web site at:


Cherry Hill Intersection Improvements

Under the Major Institution Master Plan (MIMP) process many intersections around our neighborhood were identified for improvements and operational design changes such as curb bulb-outs at intersections, cross walks, traffic signals, and even some bus stop upgrades.  Even though the improvements have already be identified from a high level, they have not been designed and Sabey would like to have input from the community to help refine their plans.

Most of those elements are pretty obvious but term curb-bulb is new to some folks.  You see them everyday, all over Seattle.  They are all about pedestrian safety.  They extend the sidewalk into the street, reducing the time and distance it takes a pedestrian to cross. Curb bulbs can also prevent drivers from parking in front of crosswalks or blocking curb ramps. The visibility between drivers and pedestrians is also improved with curb bulbs because pedestrians are brought farther out into the street, making crossing locations more recognizable.

Phasing of the improvements is of interest to Sabey, do to some potential advantages to delivering these improvements ahead of development, but the city will need to weigh in on that, and they also want to hear from us.  Please visit the council website or attend our October 8th meeting for specific details.




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