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St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center
Syracuse, NY

St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center

Master Plan Implementation Phase One
  • Improvements support the new parking garage and medical office building in a congested urban setting with severe topographic limitations.
  • Entry courtyard, retaining walls, streetscape improvements, plantings, and storm water management plan for the site plan approval from the City of Syracuse.
  • Site improvements to support the new hospital lobby and pedestrian sky bridge linking the Medical Office Center to the hospital building.
  • Prepared all documents necessary to obtain site plan approval including encroachment maps, storm water management study and agency approvals.
  • The project included the development of temporary wayfinding signage due to a street closure, reconfiguration of the street alignment to create a new lobby drop-off and on-street parking plan.
  • An existing deteriorated and inefficient surface parking lot was renovated to accommodate employees and create a separate visitor lot, new emergency drop-off, ambulance dock and simplify overall vehicular and pedestrian circulation.
  • City storm water regulation required storm separation from the existing neighborhood combined sewer system and a significant subsurface storm water storage facility located under the parking lot.
  • Site improvements included the use of brick pavers, site furniture, plantings, memorial gardens, sculpture locations and accent lighting.
Phase Two 
  • LEED Silver documentation.
  • Site work for new buildings, ambulance dock, parking, retaining walls, service docks and phasing coordination with Hospital's selected Construction Manager.
  • Design Development drawings for site plan approval and construction documents for implementation.
  • Contract Documents included innovative grading and drainage solutions on steep, heavily developed urban site.
  • Development of a healing garden park for patients, visitors and staff.
  • Provide new sidewalks, tree plantings and streetscape edge around the hospital campus to improve the neighborhood unification.
  • Storm water management including rain garden facility and underground storm water detention, permeable pavement and native plantings.
  • Prepared graphic presentation material for public relations.