Northwest Hub: 11 Groups File Appeals to Seattle Children’s Hospital Expansion Decision
Public appeals of Seattle Hearing Examiner Sue Tanner’s recommendation against the expansion of Seattle Children’s Hospital were due to the city clerk yesterday, and 11 groups went on the record with their opinions.
Seven organizations opposed the hearing examiner’s decision, arguing that the hospital’s expansion achieves a proper balance between benefit to the public and protection of the surrounding area. The groups supporting Children’s Hospital include the hospital itself, Friends of Children’s Hospital, Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) Project Chair Catherine Hennings, the Laurelon Terrace Condominium Association, Laurelhurst residents Steve and Dixie Wilson, the city’s Department of Planning and Development, and the Major Institution Coalition—which includes Harborview, North Seattle Community College, Northwest Hospital, Seattle Central Community College, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle University, South Seattle Community College, Swedish Medical Center, University of Washington and Virginia Mason Medical Center.
A number of arguments—on both legal and policy grounds—were put forth by the project’s supporters.