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St. Luke's Notifies Neighbors of Tree Removal, Beginning of Construction of New Children's Center

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- The St. Luke's Master Plan includes an expansion of approximately 567,000 square feet and the closure of  part of Jefferson Street. -  - HUMMEL ARCHITECTS
  • Hummel Architects
  • The St. Luke's Master Plan includes an expansion of approximately 567,000 square feet and the closure of part of Jefferson Street.


Officials at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center have begun notifying their downtown Boise neighbors the hospital will soon begin a massive master plan to expand its campus, which will include a new children's medical center, an expansion of heart and vascular care, women's care, ortho/neuro services and cancer treatment facilities. The proposed plan also includes a new 357,000-square-foot medical tower, a new combined central plant and parking garage, 100,000 square feet of new medical office buildings and a total floor-area expansion of the medical center that will top 567,000 square feet. The hospital also plans to move its main entrance north from Bannock Street to First Street (nearer to Fort Street).

In June, hospital officials got the green light from the Ada County Highway District to permanently close a stretch of Jefferson Street to accommodate the $400 million project.

This week, neighbors received an update on the first phase of the campus development: the construction of a new children's health center. Hospital officials say that in the next few weeks, the City of Boise Forester will begin posting signs on trees slated for removal in the area of Avenue C, Avenue B and Jefferson Street, where the new children's center will be located. After a 30-day posting period, the trees are expected to be removed in early September. St. Luke's officials are promising to replace the trees once construction of the facility is complete.

Site work for the new children's center is expected to begin in early October and continue for the next 10 months. The first steps will be to clear the site, excavate and create the new building's foundation. Hospital officials are expected to open the new children's center in late 2018.