Houston Methodist Hospital gets approved for $15.7M expansionHouston Methodist Hospital gets approved for $15.7M expansionhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=131932016-05-16T05:00:00Z2016-05-16T19:00:00Z

​​HOUSTON - A new hospital that broke ground last month has been approved by the City of Houston for $15.65 million in building permits for the foundation and utility work.

Houston Methodist is expanding its Katy hospital at by adding a six-story building at 18500 Katy Fwy. that will include more hospital beds, operating rooms, space for imaging and an expanded emergency department, as well as a new parking garage.

One $5.8 million permit is for the central utility plant expansion, said Ken Lawson, project director with Houston Methodist.

Work includes an emergency generator, new boilers, chillers, a cooling tower and other utilities. Another permit for $9.85 million covers the foundation and superstructure portion of the 228,000-sf building.

Houston Methodist is also working on a $697 million, 1 million-sf tower in the medical center that should wrap up in November 2017. 

That building, dubbed the North Tower, will fit 378 beds and will be 22 stories. Also planned are renovations to the system's Fondren-Brown Building and Dunn Tower, which both are off Bertner St. and Fannin St.

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