The Future of Sutter Memorial Hospital
This year marks the 75th anniversary of Sutter Memorial Hospital, which was originally opened in 1937 as Sutter Maternity Hospital. When built, Sutter Maternity was situated on the “edge” of town with 20 acres and 52 “air conditioned” beds. It was an immediate success. Over the years, the hospital name changed and the scope of services and the number of buildings expanded. Today, we are expanding once again and in 2014 all the services currently housed inside Sutter Memorial Hospital will be transitioning to the new midtown campus.
In preparing for the transition, we have partnered with StoneBridge Properties, LLC, a subsidiary of Teichert Land Co., to advise on the best strategy for redeveloping the Sutter Memorial Hospital site in East Sacramento. StoneBridge specializes in planning and redeveloping former industrial properties into uses that benefit the larger community, and for this project we are focused on designing a quality development that reconnects the existing neighborhood and is sensitive to the needs of the community.
As part of its early due diligence, StoneBridge conducted a thorough history of the site and engaged in extensive neighborhood and community outreach. The outreach included focused conversations with neighbors and community groups, with more than 750 people involved to date.
StoneBridge, on behalf of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, recently submitted an application to the City of Sacramento. The proposed project has been heavily shaped by community input and proposes reintroducing a mixed-residential and multi-generational community that reconnects the existing neighborhood. The land plan facilitates walking and cycling and provides for unique outdoor spaces and experiences. Over the next 12 to 18 months, the project will be further refined by feedback from the City, as well as continued neighborhood dialogue, and will undergo environmental analysis to better understand the project’s impacts.
For more information, please contact Randy Sater with StoneBridge at (916) 484-3200 or Keri Thomas, regional director, Community and Government Relations, Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region at (916) 454-6697. For additional details on the neighborhood plan, go to sutterparkneighborhood.com.