Hospital expansion gets OK from F’ville Planning Comm.

Tue, 04/01/2008 - 3:40pm
By: Ben Nelms

A proposal by Piedmont Fayette Hospital to add a fourth and fifth floor over the birthing center sailed through Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission March 25.

The addition will add more than 51,000 square feet to the facility.

“It’s a very nice project,” Commissioner Allen Feldman said after the proposal was reviewed.

Addressing commissioners, Senior Planner Linwood Robinson said the project called for the addition of a fourth floor Ortho/Observation Unit at 24,289 square feet; a fifth floor Intensive Medical Care Unit/Medical Surgical Unit at 19,651 square feet; 4,361 square feet of shell space for future use on the 3rd floor; 1,985 square feet of stairway to the roof and mechanical penthouse; and a 725 square-foot mechanical powerhouse addition.

Robinson noted the plan details that had been addressed at the commission’s March 11 work session.

He said the proposed addition to the hospital would take place atop the existing structure and that no site work would be necessary for this project.

The proposed project would make use of the current utilities with the exception of a new cooling tower that will be located adjacent to the two existing towers.

Robinson said the proposed exterior would match the current brick veneer facade with accent banding and colored mortar. He said the proposed exterior materials and facade treatments would match and existing building and would have no adverse affect on surrounding land use.

The need for additional parking for the addition is something the hospital will explore with the county since the parking area is located outside city limits.

Robinson said city planning staff had no problems with the proposal and recommended approval.

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