In its application materials, PeaceHealth cites increased local demand for medical services and a trend away from providing services in a hospital toward offering them in outpatient settings.
The organization said the new facility would “focus on creating a welcoming, healing, and safe environment with access to light and nature.”
It also said the building would reflect the Pacific Northwest and be inviting and supportive of community education, gathering, curiosity and partnerships. The document added that the center would “represent environmental and social stewardship.”
PeaceHealth expects the landscaping to be a combination of native trees and plants as well as non-native, low-maintenance landscaping. Paths will connect structures, sidewalks and pedestrian plazas.
PeaceHealth will conduct traffic and parking studies, looking at traffic impacts and if off-street parking can be reduced. The site currently is required to have 880 parking spaces but PeaceHealth is proposing to have 704 instead.
There would be two driveways off 192nd and one driveway, shared with the Illahee school, off First Street.