So for those that missed it this week, there were two significant developments in our local medical community, both involving new homes for long time institutions. On Wednesday, Childrens Hospital received approval from the state (and uncontested) to move forward with plans for a 700,000 square foot, $480 million replacement/expansion facility on its downtown Birmingham campus. They also received approval to add 57 licensed beds to its existing 275 bed capacity.
This preceded yesterday’s unanimous vote by the Birmingham City Council’s Committee of the Whole for approval of tax incentives for Trinity Medical Center‘s proposed hospital along U.S. 280. The package which includes incentives for adjacent property development, could total $55 million if it is approved during Tuesday’s council meeting. Who know’s what’s next?