1. Will the new hospital meet California’s latest seismic safety structural codes?
The decision to build a new hospital building was motivated by a need to comply with the latest seismic safety structural codes, as outlined in SB 1953. Safety and earthquake resistance are being factored into every aspect of the design.
2. Will the new hospital be green and sustainable?
The project should result in a sustainable design that is highly rated according to either the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), an internationally-recognized green building certification system, or the Green Guide for Health Care (GGHC), a healthcare-specific best-practices guide. Read more.
3. Will there be adequate pedestrian access to the hospital?
Level, covered footpaths will enable pedestrian access between the parking lots and the front of the hospital.
4. Will the hospital have a helipad?
There are no current plans to add a helipad to the hospital, now or in the future. The possible addition of a helipad would be a separate project, with its own environmental impact report. The current report does not include or evaluate a helipad.