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Public Hearing on Draft EIS, MIMP Begins at 5 p.m.

On Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 5 p.m., a public hearing will take place as part of Virginia Mason's Major Institution Master Plan (MIMP) process. The hearing is part of the public comment period, which began in July and ends Sept. 4. Anyone from the community who would like to comment on Virginia Mason's Draft MIMP or the Seattle Department of Planning and Development's Draft Environmental Impact Statement is invited to speak. The Citizens Advisory Committee will meet immediately following the hearing to continue its deliberations.

The Aug. 22 session is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. in Correa Conference Rooms A and B (next to the Virginia Mason cafeteria) on Level 4 of VM's Central Pavilion at 925 Seneca Street in Seattle. VM's Central Pavilion is located at the south side of Seneca at the intersection with Terry Avenue. The conference room is located on Level 4 and accessed through the cafeteria. The room is accessible to persons with disabilities.

The city's Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Draft MIMP was published July 19. Those documents and additional information can be viewed here:

For more information on the Virginia Mason MIMP process, please visit If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact Mike Sprouse, Virginia Mason Communications, (206) 583-6541,

Written Comments
Anyone who would like to submit written comments on the Draft EIS and Draft MIMP may do so through Sept. 4. Comments may be sent to:

Department of Planning and Development
Attn: Stephanie Haines, Senior Land Use Planner
700 5th Avenue, Suite 2000
PO Box 34019
Seattle, Washington 98104-4019 or

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