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Parking Garage Update

Meeting the needs of our community with plans for more parking

SVMHS is pleased to announce the first step in its campus improvement and modernization program with an expansion of our parking garage located on Wilgart Way. It replaces the existing surface parking lot between the garage and San Jose Street with a new structure featuring 166 new patient and staff parking spaces in a centralized location.

Some of the benefits will include:

  • Increased FREE valet parking for patients with a beautified drop-off area
  • Enhanced pedestrian access from the garage to the hospital, including canopy connection
  • Enhanced water-wise landscaping around the new structure and along Los Palos Drive

Key Documents:

Regional and Local Vicinity Map

Proposed Site Plan

Notice of Intent

SVMH DRC Parking Annex IS-MND

SVMH DRC Annex Technical Appendicies

Downing Resource Center Parking Garage Annex and Ancillary Improvements: Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration

The DRC Annex project would amend the Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS) Master Plan to relocate a planned parking structure along Los Palos Drive to the northeast corner of San Jose Street and Wilgart Way. The new parking structure would serve as an extension, or annex, to the existing Downing Resource Center parking structure, and upon completion would provide a net increase of 166 parking spaces. The new structure has been designed to have a similar height and appearance to the existing structure. The basement level of the DRC Annex will include approximately 20,000 square feet of additional occupied hospital office and support space. Above the basement will be four levels of parking.

The project includes ancillary improvements and relocation of certain hospital waste management functions (interim and permanent). These improvements include temporary relocation of general waste to 120 Wilgart Way, temporary on-site relocation hazardous and biohazardous waste yard, permanent relocation and consolidation of all waste streams, and pedestrian wayfinding/ADA improvements near the hospital entrance.

The SVMHS Board Meeting has been scheduled for Thursday April 29, 2021 at 5:00 PM at the Main Hospital Campus, 450 East Romie Lane to consider the proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration. A City of Salinas Planning Commission hearing to consider the CEQA document and CUP is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday June 16, 2021at 3:30 PM at the Salinas City Hall at 200 Lincoln Avenue.