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Aug 21st: Tour Kaiser Oakland Hospital Job SiteOWA Admin - Jul 29, 2012 10:37PM
For our August meeting, there will be a tour of the Kaiser Permanente Oakland Hospital construction site, near MacArthur and Broadway. The tour will be on Tuesday, August 21, 2012. The new Hospital will have 34 beds, and will replace the existing Hospital across the street. On site there will also be a large Specialty Medical Office Building and Central Utility Plant. The Hospital is designed with an underground loading dock with a plaza above. There is also a new parking garage on the site. Planning for the project began in 2005, and the Hospital will open in 2014.
We will meet at the Sawmill at 3400 Broadway (map), which is a construction office, at 5:30 to put on hardhats, goggles and safety vests, and to sign waivers. While we're suiting up, there will be a short presentation about the project and a fly through video. The tour will be led by Jim Kautz, Senior Project Manager for Kaiser, and arranged by Cameron White. The tour will start at 6:00 pm and go til 7:00. Please wear long pants and hard soled shoes. If you have a hard hat and vest, you can bring them, and there will be hats and vests available. It is an active construction site and there will be a lot of walking and climbing stairs. Wear clothes that you don't mind if they get dirty.
After the tour, we can go to a nearby restaurant (probably the Drunken Fish at 3314 Piedmont, which is very close).
If you're arriving on BART, you can get off at the MacArthur station and take the free Kaiser shuttle to either 3701 Broadway or the main Hospital and walk south to the Sawmill. The Sawmill can also be entered from Piedmont Ave, south of the site.
If you're taking AC Transit, the 51 and 57 buses both go right to the project. If you're driving, please park at the parking garage at 3751 Broadway, next to the Broadway MOB, and walk south a block or so. (This is NOT the parking garage on the construction site next to the freeway.) There is a charge.
Please avoid parking in the neighborhood, in courtesy to our neighbors.
If you would like to attend, you must sign up, so we will know how many people to plan for.
OWA Members: Please RSVP if you plan to attend.