Mercy Health System wanted to consolidate two Muskegon facilities into one campus featuring a new 10-story bed tower and emergency room, a patient drop-off, main lobby, cafeteria and MRI services. Plans for the $272 million, 267-bed medical center project on Sherman Boulevard also included new traffic circulation, sewer pump station, utility reconfigurations, mass grading for lower level access, a 400-space employee parking lot, heliport, wayfinding and a 140-long pedestrian bridge.
F&V provided planning assistance, site permitting (EGLE, MDOT, and City), site/civil design, survey, traffic studies and construction administration support.
Environmental Due Diligence services, including Phase I and Phase II ESAs, were conducted to assist in property acquisition and evaluate the current environmental conditions of the site.
Surveying services included creating a base map for the design team of the expansion. The surveys – ALTA, boundary, topographic and base flood elevations– covered a larger area including the existing hospital’s site, the adjacent building sites and wetland areas.
The project eliminates the need for two hospital campuses and duplication of staffing, equipment and centralizes services, reducing patient wait time and allowing doctors to spend more time with patients.