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$225M Expansion to Begin for Bethesda Suburban Hospital

After 35 years of "overdue" expansions, the 70-year-old Suburban Hospital will soon undergo a $225 million development with a four-story addition. The 300,000-square-foot expansion will include a new garage, surface parking lot, and clinical center to add capacity and improve traffic flow. New additions also include private patient rooms, up-to-date operating rooms, and a new main entrance and lobby. According to Bethesda Magazine, "The project will replace 10 houses owned by he hospital with a 235,597-square-foot addition and a parking lot with 1,280 parking spaces." Gaining zoning approval by the county's Board of Appeals took over a year, and it took six years since it was first planned to finally break ground. The ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony will be held this upcoming Tuesday. Hospital spokeswoman Ronna Borenstein-Levy told Bethesda Magazine that the estimated dates of completion for the four-story addition is the summer of 2019, while the parking garage is expected to open in 2017.

· New Renderings From Suburban Hospital's Expansion Plan [Bethesda Now] · State Court Denies Appeal From Opponents Of Suburban Hospital Expansion [Bethesda Now]

· Suburban Hospital to Break Ground on $230 Million Expansion in October [Bethesda Magazine]

· Suburban Hospital breaks ground on expansion: Despite opposition from neighbors, $225M project underway [Gazzette.Net]

· Project Updates [Suburban Hospital 2020]