LSA prepared an EIR for the City of Santa Barbara to address the potential environmental impacts of the proposed reconstruction of Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital as well as future development within a new hospital Specific Plan zone. The EIR also assessed the impacts of the project on adjacent residents and medical office uses. The construction project was proposed in order to comply with Senate Bill 1953, which requires that all acute-care hospitals be constructed in compliance with the Alfred E. Alquist Hospital Facilities Seismic Safety Act. The project involved demolition of approximately 270,000 square feet of existing structures, construction of approximately 472,450 square feet of new hospital structure housing acute care ambulatory and ancillary support services, construction of a helipad, two parking structures, a three-structure children’s day-care complex, and the closure of Castillo Street between Pueblo and Junipero Streets. Construction was forecast to take nine to ten years.
Client: City of Santa Barbara
Location: Santa Barbara, California
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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