By Lee Perlman
For The Hollywood Star News, February, 2010
Providence Medical Center will soon be working to update its 2003 Campus Master Plan, administrator James Arp announced at the hospital’s annual open house last month. One feature of such a plan will be an expansion of the campus boundary to include three properties Providence has acquired on the north side of Northeast Glisan Street west of 47th Avenue, and designation of their future use. The three are the former Oregon Clinic building purchased two years ago, a former Social Security office recently purchased, and the former Moore Lithograph building donated to Providence. North Tabor Neighborhood Association volunteer Candice Jordan urged the hospital to include ground-floor retail services in whatever use the buildings are put to. “We lack retail services because so much of the land is taken up by Providence,” she said.
Both neighbors and Providence officials said that the Good Neighbor Agreement in the hospital master plan works well. Arp said that it has become a national model for Providence.