Valley View Hospital project hearing continued |

Valley View Hospital project hearing continued

A Glenwood Springs Planning and Zoning Commission hearing on Valley View Hospital’s newest building plan has been continued until April 27 at the request of the applicant.

The hearing had been set to commence Tuesday, but city planner Jill Peterson received a letter from project planner Sam DiCarlo of HFR Design late that afternoon requesting a continuance.

“The hospital respects the issues that you have raised and we believe it would be more productive for the [city] and the hospital if we are able to systematically work through the issues prior to presenting to the commission,” DiCarlo wrote.

City planning staff has recommended against a requested building height variance up to 91 feet for the new hospital addition, which is part of the hospital’s development permit application.

The proposed five-story, 145,000-square-foot building is the final phase of the hospital’s expansion plan. It would replace the older sections of the hospital fronting Blake Avenue, and would house the new VVH Cancer Center, along with administrative and physician offices and a new cafeteria/kitchen.

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