The Community Advisory Committee, which comprises community members, hospital representatives, the construction team, and design team, met in April to get updates on the hospital's construction plans. At the time, the addition of the fourth floor above the emergency department was 85% complete on the outside and about 95% complete on the inside. Also, the King Avenue sidewalk was set to be reopened. This phase of the construction will be finished in October or November.
The next phase is the demolition of the old part of the hospital and construction of the new tower. This encompasses primarily the part of the existing hospital from the Talmadge street entrance north to Prince Ave and includes all of the original 1919 structure, which is hidden inside all the additions made in the 40s and 50s.
The tentative schedule of this phase of construction is as follows: