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Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Seismic Upgrade and Master Plan


Project Applicant:

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, a Sutter Health Affiliate
Shahrokh Sayadi, Project Manager
Deborah Pitts-Cameron, Manager of Public Affairs (510) 869-8230

City Contact Information: Scott Gregory, Contract Planner (510) 535-6690; or e-mailed to Or by mail - c/o Gary Patton, Deputy Director of Planning and Zoning, City of Oakland, Community and Economic Development Agency, 250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 3330, Oakland, CA 94612

Project Description

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center proposes to upgrade existing facilities and construct new facilities in a phased master plan. The first phase of the project entails construction of a new and upgraded patient care pavilion (an acute care hospital tower and relocated emergency department), which will bring the acute care patient facilities of the Summit Campus into compliance with the seismic safety requirements of Senate Bill (SB) 1953. The first phase also includes construction of a new parking structure onsite. Phase 1 is expected to be complete by year 2013 to comply with the schedule requirements of SB 1953. Future phases would develop a new medical office building, new space for the Samuel Merritt College, a fitness center, street level retail space, and substantial green space throughout the project site. The project will result in a net increase in building floor area on the Summit Campus of approximately 384,100 square feet and an increase in approximately 806 parking spaces. Future phases are expected to be completed prior to year 2030.

CEQA Review

1. Notice of Preparation - January 23, 2009

2. Draft EIR

3. Final EIR

Public Hearings

1. Planning Commission EIR Scoping Meeting - February 18, 2009

2. Design Review Committee Meeting – April 22, 2009

3. Planning Commission - Public Comment Hearing on DIER – January 20, 2010

4. Planning Commission – Public Hearing on EIR Certification and Project Approval – May 19, 2010

  • [NOTE: Staff report to follow by 5/12]

Community Meetings

1. Initial Meeting - January 28, 2009

2. Second Community Meeting – March 16, 2009

3. Third Community Meeting – April 16, 2009