The $15.6 million project will build out the
unfinished fifth floor of the hospital, bringing St. Anthony’s
licensed bed count to 112.
CHI Franciscan proposed the additional beds to meet
growing demand for services. The facility is frequently at
full capacity, resulting in longer wait times and
patient transfers to St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma.
“Building out St. Anthony will allow
us to afford better care for our patients in the greater Gig Harbor
community, with room to accommodate more patients with increased
access to local services,” Dr. Lance Bear, MD, chief of
surgery at St. Anthony, said in a news release.
The new beds are expected to open in early 2018.
This post was updated to include information from a
Wednesday news release.
The project launched in
2013 when lead contractor Korsmo
Construction began work on a 700-stall parking garage
attached to the casino.
Additional phases included the
creation of a 98-room hotel tower, a fine
dining restaurant and café, three commercial kitchens, a
sports bar and lounge, a renovated buffet and service area, 3,500
square feet of non-smoking gaming space, and
improvements to the existing gaming floor.
Construction wrapped up at the end of August with the
upgrades to the main entrance, according to a news release
from Korsmo. Work finished a month ahead of schedule.
Contractors filed for site development and
building permits from the county for the project, and
are seeking coverage under state stormwater permits, according
to a legal notice published Tuesday.
Costco plans to add 13,300 square feet to the north end of its
warehouse, while reconfiguring its receiving bay. The addition
will increase the building’s overall footprint to 152,760 square
feet, according to plans filed with the county
Costco will also shift its fuel station from the southwest
corner of the parking lot to the southeast corner. The old
fuel station will be replaced with new parking.
(Click on the image above to see my approximation of Costco’s
The project is expected to begin at the end of August and be
completed by September 2016, according to an application filed with
the Department of Ecology.
A store manager has not yet returned a message left this
week requesting more detail. Costco is located at 10000