FAIRFIELD — NorthBay Medical Center’s modernization plans, including a 60-foot-tall building addition at the center on B. Gale Wilson Boulevard, won unanimous approval Wednesday by Fairfield city planning commissioners.
“It’s time to retire the older parts of the hospital,” NorthBay representative Steve Huddleston told commissioners. “And we want to stay downtown.”
Commissioner Camille Jones praised NorthBay for helping people and saving lives.
“I applaud you guys for staying where you are,” she said.
Community Development Director Erin Beavers spoke during the commission meeting about the modernization.
“The city looks at this as a very significant investment,” he said. “We’re very happy to see it.”
City staff recommended commissioners approve a use permit for the project.
The three-story building addition will match the height of the existing 1992 addition at the site. A use permit is required for the new building.
A single-story waiting pavilion will serve as the new main public entrance for the hospital to allow for internal expansion of the emergency department, a city staff report noted.
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