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October 1, 2020

Official notice: Northwest Behavioral Health Teaching Facility — adoption of existing document and addendum

Description of Proposal: The proposed UW Medical Center – Northwest Behavioral Health Teaching Facility is intended to provide innovative and integrated behavioral health care and teaching services to address the shortage of such services in the state of Washington. It would include the construction of a new building on the site of the existing D-wing building, would be up to seven stories tall, and provide approximately 210,000 square feet of above grade building space.

Location of proposal: 1550 N 115th Street, Seattle WA 98133. The project site is generally bounded by N 120th Street on the north, Meridian Avenue N to the east, N 115th Street on the south, and the Bikur Cholim Cemetery and multifamily residences to the west.

Title of document being adopted: Northwest Hospital Major Institution Master Plan Final Environmental Impact Statement, 1991, available here.

Title of EIS Addendum: UWMC-Northwest (formerly known as Northwest Hospital) Behavioral Health Teaching Facility EIS Addendum, available here.
As lead agency and after independent review, we have identified and adopted this document as being appropriate for this proposal with additional information provided in an EIS Addendum. This proposal and site is consistent with the Major Institution Master Plan.

Responsible Official: Julie Blakeslee, AICP, Environmental & Land Use Planner, jblakesl@uw.edu