Minutes from Highland Hospital Steering Committee Meetings, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1, 2015

Here are the minutes from the Nov. 3 and Dec. 1, 2015 meetings of the Highland Hospital Steering Committee—hospital and neighborhood representatives, who meet monthly about the hospital’s addition and new zoning plan. At these meetings, the Steering Committee discussed specifics of Highland Hospital’s proposal for its new zoning plan. These notes cover the topics discussed, but not the specific proposals, which are still in a confidential, early draft form. The public will have opportunities to review and comment upon a future draft of the plan.

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Minutes from Highland Steering Committee Meeting, Oct. 6, 2015

Here are the minutes from the Oct. 6, 2015 meeting of the Highland Hospital Steering Committee—hospital and neighborhood representatives, who meet monthly about the hospital’s addition and new zoning plan. The hospital provided an update on the construction project and the group discussed potential future building massings—the layout of potential future buildings—to be reflected in the new Highland Hospital zoning plan.

Minutes from Highland Steering Committee Meeting, Sept. 10, 2015

Here are the minutes from the Sept. 10, 2015 meeting of the Highland Hospital Steering Committee—hospital and neighborhood representatives, who meet monthly about the hospital’s addition and new zoning plan. The group discussed an issue with a tree along the hospital’s border that had to have some branches trimmed to accommodate the construction project; hospital plans for addressing parking needs; and some potential scenarios for accommodating possible facilities growth in the new zoning plan under development.

Minutes from Highland Steering Committee Meeting, Aug. 4, 2015

Here are the minutes from the Aug. 4, 2015 meeting of the Highland Hospital Steering Committee—hospital and neighborhood representatives, who meet monthly about the hospital’s addition and new zoning plan. The hospital gave an update on the construction project, particularly around deep pile drilling. And to move the zoning plan discussion along, the hospital presented several what-if scenarios about future development, using a computer program to show a 3D model of how the campus would change.

Minutes from Highland Steering Committee Meeting, July 14, 2015

Here are the minutes from the July 14, 2015 meeting of the Highland Hospital Steering Committee—hospital and neighborhood representatives, who meet monthly about the hospital’s addition and new zoning plan. We discussed the hospital’s new website providing regular updates on construction activities, heard update on the construction project, and discussed the committee’s role in the process for developing the hospital’s new zoning plan. In addition, the hospital shared results of a recent parking study and discussed how they will be used in developing the new zoning plan. And we discussed an incident in which the construction team mistakenly damaged trees the hospital had pledged to preserve; hospital officials apologized and presented expert opinions that the trees will survive.

Minutes from Highland Steering Committee Meeting, May 5, 2015

Here are the minutes from the May 5, 2015 meeting of the Highland Hospital Steering Committee—hospital and neighborhood representatives, who meet monthly about the hospital’s addition and new zoning plan. With construction of the addition set to begin, the committee’s focus shifted to emphasize the hospital’s new zoning plan. We discussed the process for developing the plan, and neighborhood representatives presented a list of their concerns and thoughts about what should be included in the new plan.

Minutes from Highland Steering Committee Meeting, April 7, 2015

Here are the minutes from the April 7, 2015 meeting of the Highland Hospital Steering Committee—hospital and neighborhood representatives, who meet monthly about the hospital’s planned addition and new zoning plan. We were introduced to representatives from HOLT Architects, which will manage the development of Highland Hospital’s new Planned Development zoning code. We discussed status of the addition, reviewed the executive summary of the hospital’s master plan, and discussed the process for developing the new zoning code. Neighbors on the committee also took a first pass at voicing concerns they would like reflected in the new zoning code.