January 2016 | Happy New Year!
This newsletter is part of Enloe Medical Center’s commitment to keeping you informed about significant construction activity for our expansion project. Following are updates for the coming three months:
Additional park construction tentatively set to begin this spring
As you may already know, with the new tower and the emergency department built, and with a playground in place, the Century Project is essentially complete. However, we will enhance the park area, which is facing the hospital on Magnolia Avenue. This work may begin as soon as April.
A description of the park area
The park will be expanded to include a plaza featuring customized bricks from our donors, beautiful annual flowers, walking paths and quiet, contemplative sitting areas with low-water-use and native plants. We plan to leave Enloe’s Wildflower House in place, rather than take it down. This yellow house on Arcadian Avenue between 5th and 6th Avenues blends into the neighborhood nicely, providing a visual barrier to the hospital. We will share the park drawings as soon as we have them. As previously mentioned here, we worked with a representative of the Mechoopda tribe to help identify appropriate native plants that can be used in the park, with an emphasis on plants used for healing. We also worked with our landscaping contractor and Cal Water to manage our landscape watering and reduce overall water usage in this space.
Work to lessen street parking
As we plan the green space discussed above, we are also looking to maximize the medical center’s available parking to help reduce street parking in the neighborhood. We will remove a house on 5th Avenue (at the corner of the alley adjacent to the new Magnolia), as soon as the first half of January, and use the property to create 75 new off-street parking spots. This location also provides convenient hospital access for patients and visitors.
Projects inside the hospital
While this work will not impact the neighborhood and isn’t part of the Century Project, we thought we would share that minor projects are taking place inside the hospital. We are currently completing room renovations on the second and third floors. This is part of the work we’re doing to match the units and rooms in Enloe’s original tower with the beautiful look of the new Magnolia Tower. We’ve almost completed the public areas, and now we’re working on the patient rooms.
Neighborhood Update Newsletter
We will continue to provide quarterly update with this newsletter, or as needed based on any construction impacts for the park area. Once the park is complete, we’ll close out the newsletter.
While we do our best to project dates, they are subject to change due to factors including weather and permits. If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact Bill Seguine, Director of Property Development and Facilities Management, at (530) 864-1322 or email@example.com. To learn more about the Enloe Century Project, and to read archived issues of this newsletter, visit www.enloe.org/century.