Redwood City Kaiser campus revamp plans get green light

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Kaiser received approval by the Redwood City planning commission last week to build a four-story medical office building with three levels of underground parking at the southeast corner of Marshall and Maple streets, along with a centrally-located 1.5 acre park space on the medical campus featuring a children’s playground and future farmers market.

The 197,800 square foot building will house 143 doctor’s offices and 116 exam rooms at 1175 Marshall St. It is part of a long-running Kaiser campus overhaul that included construction of the new hospital at Walnut Street and Veterans Boulevard, which was completed in 2015.

The latest project entails constructing the new building with an underground parking garage adding up to 454 parking spaces, then moving staff, medical providers and equipment from the adjacent Tower and Oak buildings into the new building. After that move, the Tower and Oak buildings will be demolished, a task expected to take up to two years. An 85-space surface parking lot will also be constructed adjacent to the new medical office building.

The project will include street enhancements on Marshall Court, Marshall Street and Maple Street. On Maple Street, the road will be reduced from two vehicular lanes in each direction to one, making way for a bike lane.

The design of the campus aims to create pedestrian access and connectivity throughout, with “wide walkways” connecting buildings, according to city officials.