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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… https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/times-watchdog/swedish-healths-ambitious-seattle-plans-involved-a-developer-with-a-stake-their-success/

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Seattle University Major New Development

Seattle U has announced plans for a large new building on 12th Avenue and E. Marion (the site of the Art Moderne Canada Dry bottling plant building which now houses the S.U. Bookstore).  Details of the project will be discussed by the S.U. Major Institution Master Plan “Standing Advisory Committee” at a meeting on January 9.  The Standing Advisory Committee is a group of neighborhood stakeholders appointed by the City to review significant developments proposed by the institution and to advise on issues related to design and consistency with the Master Plan. The meeting is open to the public.  In fact interested neighbors are encouraged to attend and learn more and provide input.  Meeting Details:

Tuesday, January 9, 2018    5:30 - 7:30 P.M.
Student Center Room #130 , Seattle University
(the Student Center is located at E. James Way/10th Ave.)

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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