Kaiser Permanente Washington is in the process of acquiring three properties near its existing building on Maple Street to expand operations. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Kaiser Permanente Washington is in the process of acquiring three properties near its existing building on Maple Street to expand operations. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Kaiser Permanente plans big growth spurt in Everett

The health care organization wants to add a four-story outpatient clinic to its existing building.

EVERETT — Kaiser Permanente plans on more than tripling its footprint near Pacific Avenue and I-5, according to preliminary designs filed with the city of Everett.

To expand, the health care organization is in the process of acquiring three properties near its existing building at 2930 Maple St.: the former Cocoon House site, a Denny’s restaurant and a commercial building that has housed a radio station, bank and real estate agency.

Early plans show a four-story, 165,000-square-foot outpatient surgery center being added to the existing 73,000-square-foot building. A six-floor parking structure — five floors above ground and one below — with space for 750 vehicles is included.

The new parking would be for patients and visitors. The existing garage along Maple would be reserved for employees.

“To best serve our members we’re updating and expanding our facilities,” Kaiser spokeswoman Julie Popper said in an emailed statement. “While we have begun initial outreach to the city of Everett, we are very early in the process and cannot confirm facility contents or timeline for the expansion at this time.”

Proposed services include urgent care, cardiology, dermatology, optometry, general surgery, sports medicine and ancillary services such as a pharmacy. No overnight care is planned, according to the application.

Current plans require the city to transfer right of way of two alleys to Kaiser. As the project moves forward it will likely go through a public review process.

Lizz Giordano: 425-374-4165; egiordano@heraldnet.com; Twitter: @lizzgior.

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