Charleston Area Medical Center 33rd Street Relocation
Charleston Area Medical Center’s Memorial Division, Kanawha City, desired a new clinical teaching facility, expanded and improved existing medical facilities, improved parking, and a friendly eastern entry for the Memorial Hospital site. E.L. Robinson provided civil, structural, geotechnical engineering and landscape architectural services for BSA Architects, the lead consultant on the project.
The proposed Robert C. Byrd Clinical Teaching Center includes approximately 174,700 sf on five occupied levels. This new facility will better serve patients and the shared teaching mission of WVU and CAMC. The project will also include selected renovations of approximately 26,000 sf on two floors of the existing Ambulatory Care Building. The total project cost will be approximately $56,300,000.
E.L. Robinson provided site civil design services for the 33rd Street renovations as required for the expanding and newly constructed hospital facilities. The site design contemplated the realignment of 33rd Street between Virginia Avenue and MacCorkle Avenue. The new street will align with South Park Road and become a viable eastern access to and from the Memorial Hospital as the intersection of MacCorkle Avenue is improved.
CAMC purchased the land and the Neighborhood Watch Group approved the development of the adjacent neighborhood. The project included cul-de-sacs at the west end of Noyes Avenue, which will restrict traffic through the neighborhoods and end the practice of hospital parking on those streets. Some of the amenities included in the design are period light fixtures, street benches and matching trash receptacles, sidewalks with ADA compliant accessible curb ramps, segmental retaining walls, parking areas, street trees, extensive landscaping, curb and gutter and utility pole relocation.