Community Opposes Providence Portland Medical Center's Construction Plans

Providence Portland (Ore.) Medical Center is facing some opposition from community members to its 10-year expansion plan, according to a Daily Journal of Commerce report.

The hospital plans to build new medical offices, a 30-unit guest housing complex and a sky bridge and replace and expand central medical facilities. In total, the project would add 256,000 square feet to the campus. Providence's presentation of its master plan to a hearings officer was followed by objections from 25 to 30 community members, according to the report.

Community members' objections focused on current and future traffic congestion from the hospital. In contrast, city staffers and the Portland Bureau of Transportation did not have concerns about the project's impact on traffic patterns. City officials recommended the approval of Providence's plan with minor conditions.

The next hearing is set for Aug. 3.

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