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Seattle Children’s Hospital expansion plan violates some policies, meets others

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May 29, 2009

Seattle Children's Hospital's proposed expansion plan would conflict with several Seattle policies while supporting other city goals, planners said Thursday. The new review came just over a month after city Hearing Examiner Sue Tanner ruled that the first of evaluation the plan's impacts was inadequate. Planners will follow up the new report with a recommendation to the City Council, which ultimately must balance the benefits against the negative impacts. Children's plan eventually would result in as many as 600 beds, up from 250 now, and 2.4 million square feet of building space, up from about 900,000.