Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Watch this animation of Suburban Hospital's future expansion (Video)

Streets closed, a parking garage and houses demolished. But somehow, Suburban Hospital makes it all look easy in this time-lapse animation of the hospital's expansion that is currently underway in Bethesda.

One of the reasons I thought the expansion was worthwhile is the horrific parking experience at today's Suburban. It's almost impossible to find a spot during the daytime, which is ridiculous when trying to visit friends or family at the hospital. If the expansion means there's a parking spot for every visitor, I'm all in favor of it.


Anonymous said...

You know what I like about this expansion even more than parking?

I really like that it's going to kill the Rockledge Office Park a little bit more, once the medical offices there start relocating to the expanded Suburban facility.

Die, obsolete office parks. Die.

Robert Dyer said...

11:57: Unlikely, given that all of those offices couldn't fit into the expanded Suburban Hospital. There's a huge number of medical offices, radiology labs and other healthcare offices at Rockledge.

The only people who think office parks are dead are the developers who want to demolish them. Elected officials failing to attract jobs and employers is different from a land use being genuinely obsolete.

Anonymous said...

I thought they explicitly said that the expansion would allow for many of their offices in Rockledge to be relocated into the expanded facility.

Robert Dyer said...

1:50: Suburban only has one building at Rockledge. The majority of medical offices there are not Suburban-controlled. As far as Suburban's outpatient building, are they just going to write that off as a loss?