City Council Approves Plan for Seven-Story Tower at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

Sharp HealthCare has won local approval of its plans for a new, seven-floor hospital tower at its existing medical center in Chula Vista.

The Chula Vista City Council signed off Oct. 4 on the 197,000-square-foot project’s conditional use permit, precise plan and design review, all of which were required in advance of a groundbreaking set for next month. The council’s approval extended to measures Sharp proposed to lessen impacts identified in an environmental review of the project.

State permitting through the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development is pending.

The tower proposed at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center would include 138 private patient rooms, six operating rooms and 10 intensive-care-unit suites. Sharp plans to remodel the first and second floors of its existing hospital tower to connect to the new building.

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