Lower Marion – A plan to build a new three-story surgical center at Lankenau Hospital was advanced without opposition before being approved by Lower Marion officials.
This week, the Lower Marion Construction and Planning Committee approved a preliminary land development plan for a new area of 28,140 square feet. The building will also have a green roof.
According to the authorities of the village, the new building will be internal to the territory and attached to the cardio pavilion and the southern medical building.
Ground parking will also be moved and changed. There are also plans to move the ambulance parking and move the fountain garden.
Over the last 20 years, Lancanau Hospital has undergone numerous expansions. Many of these projects, including a one-time plan to open a second entrance from Manoa Road, have been controversial and have often faced opposition from neighbors.
As this project is limited to the Lancanau Hospital campus center area of about 90 acres, there is little resistance against it.
Lower Marion Commissioner Rick Churchill’s ward includes a hospital, and the surrounding Penn-Win area said the project is in line with an agreed overall plan for the facility.
“I just wanted to thank Lankenau Hospital, there were a few of my neighbors who were initially concerned about this expansion, but they asked, asked questions and got relevant answers … this plan is in line with the campus plan,” he said. .