Pedestrian and cyclist circulation and roadway improvements will be the focus of a neighborhood open house hosted by St. Luke’s at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, at the Boise Senior Center, 690 Robbins Road.
The meeting is an extension of St. Luke’s efforts to engage community members in discussions about the Boise campus project. The gathering will also satisfy the Ada County Highway District’s (ACHD) requirement for St. Luke’s future application for vacation of a section of Jefferson Street for the expansion of the Boise hospital campus.
Opened in 1902, the hospital is operating at capacity, with inpatient beds filled on most days. With the community’s expected growth of up to 300,000 additional residents by 2030, healthcare needs will increase exponentially. An aging population, increases in obesity and chronic health conditions, and an antiquated infrastructure further contribute to the need for St. Luke’s to expand and upgrade the Boise campus.
The project includes a significant investment in state-of-the-art technology and a new children’s hospital, more space for the St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute cancer center, a new central plant, additional parking structures, and improvements to critical-care units, labor and delivery, the emergency department and operating suites. An additional 60 patient rooms also are planned.
At the April 6 open house, neighbors and the public are invited to discuss transportation opportunities and challenges with St. Luke’s staff and experts from CH2M and Alta Planning.
Amy Stahl formerly worked in the Communications and Marketing department at St. Luke's.