Proposed plans for St. Joseph’s Medical Clinic filed with Tacoma


St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma presented on Tuesday April 16, 2019.

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While preliminary plans for a new medical building across from St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Tacoma have been filed with the city, the hospital remains silent on what is really coming up.

A submitted outline for the South Sound building at St. Joseph’s Medical Center, included in the city’s pre-application package, shows that the building, located at 1524 SI Street, is unfolding in two phases, comprising both a medical clinic and parking garage, and both called “Site A”.

St. Joseph’s Medical Center, in an emailed statement, told The News Tribune that it “has filed for a permit through the pre-submission process with the City of Tacoma to gather additional details about the parcel. ground.

“There are no projects planned or approved for the site at the moment. ”

The proposed building is listed in the documents as being 150 feet high, 60,000 to 250,000 square feet, with tenant space of 55,000 to 90,000 square feet and a bridge connecting the existing hospital.

The land, owned by Franciscan Health System-West, is currently used for parking with 105 spaces. The new building would include 400 parking spaces, according to pre-application information.

The estimated cost of the project is $ 60 million.

Questions or concerns from city staff regarding the project included setbacks, height limit, South 15th Street requirements, lane vacations, and alley plot combination.

According to documents filed with the city, initial permits could be filed as early as May, with construction tentatively starting in August, although dates submitted in pre-applications are usually updated later in the licensing process.

This story was originally published 8 December 2021 10:25 a.m.

Debbie Cockrell has worked for The News Tribune since 2009. She reports on business and development, as well as local and regional issues.