ASPEN REAL ESTATE – Aspen Valley Hospital’s (AVH) planned expansion in Castle Creek is entering its final approval stage in front of Aspen City Council, with the first public hearing next week.The public was invited to two meetings last week to review the proposed master facilities plan, which involves tripling the size of the hospital.In May 2009, City Council voted unanimously to conceptually approve AVH’s plans to add 214,395 square feet at the medical campus over 20 years.The proposed two-story development includes a new underground parking garage and surface lot that would accommodate 338 spaces. Also included in the development plans are an expansion of the emergency and imaging departments, a surgical suite, central plant upgrades, as well as new medical office space, patient and family services, and a rooftop heli-pad.The expansion of the existing 75,700-square-foot facility on Castle Creek Road would occur in four phases, with a complete build-out expected in 2016.
By Aspen Daily News Staff, May 31, 2010

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