September 27, 2021
The new Center for Outpatient Health is nearing completion and on target for an October 11 opening.
Signage is going up with crews focused on both inside and out, from wayfinding to recognition of the many gifts that have been key in making this project a reality. See pictures.
Major elements needed for patient care are underway, including assembling work stations and installing exam tables. Many of the computers are in place, which will make the transition into the building seamless. The Denver Fire Department is also nearing completion of testing of the building’s alarms.
We should begin to see many of our patients in this new space on October 11 and we are excited to welcome them. Until then, be sure to check back with us for more updates.
September 2, 2021
The top three floors of the new National Jewish Health Center for Outpatient Health are coming together well. In the last few weeks, construction crews have installed much of the furniture in reception areas and exam rooms. The waiting room for Asthma & Allergy features a beautiful resin partition, and we hope kids will enjoy sitting on the bench in Pediatrics, with its cheerful flowered panels. See pictures.
Outside, crews completed all the landscaping along Colfax Avenue, 14th Avenue and Garfield Street. Now they are finishing the landscaping on the island visitors will see when they enter the building. All told, the crews have placed nearly 700 plants, representing more than 50 species.
The building remains on track for opening this fall. Until then, stay tuned for more updates.
August 10, 2021
The new entrance to the National Jewish Health Center for Outpatient Health is taking shape with the near completion of the canopy that overlooks the new patient drop-off area. Crews prepared the 136-foot-long structure’s transparent, glass panels before cranes laid them in place. Watch our video to see the process.
The panels’ blue, green, yellow and purple hues now match the multi-colored windows on the main building. Crews will soon add lights to brighten the canopy at night, but during midday, patients passing underneath will enjoy seeing giant blocks of color all over the sidewalk as sunshine passes through the glass.
Inside the building, crews are wrapping up decorative finishes and are beginning to install furniture. The opening of the Center for Outpatient Health remains on track for early fall. Stay tuned for more updates as the building nears completion.
Watch the Canopy Go Up
July 15, 2021
Progress continues on construction of the National Jewish Health Center for Outpatient Health. Construction has started on the canopy at the main entry and initial work on landscaping has begun. Inside the building, the installation of tile on the main floor is complete and the gift shop is nearing completion. Additionally, lighting and plumbing work is being done on the upper floors. The opening of the Center for Outpatient Health remains on track for this fall. See photos here.
Work continues on the bridge that connects the Center for Outpatient Health with the Smith building. Crews with Mortenson have begun installing the elevator at the bridge. They will also be paving Jackson Street from Colfax to the front entrance and placing sidewalks and curbing. This work necessitated the shift of the entrance to our main campus from Colfax Avenue to a new entrance off of 14th Avenue. We expect the Colfax Avenue entrance to reopen later this summer. Maps and directions are available here.
Crews working on the City of Denver storm drain project reopened E. 14th street to through traffic. Crews with the city are performing landscape restoration in the area that will cause occasional lane closures. More information on the city’s project can be found here.
July 1, 2021
Crews with Mortenson continue to work on interior finishes in the new Center for Outpatient Health. Flooring on the first floor is nearly complete and furniture for the main lobby and other waiting areas is being chosen and ordered. Completion of the building remains on track for this fall.
Work continues on the building and surrounding area, including completing the bridge that connects the Center for Outpatient Health with the Smith building, paving Jackson Street from Colfax to the front entrance, placing sidewalks and curbing, and other projects near the entry to our campus. Completing this work necessitated the shift of the entrance to our main campus from Colfax Avenue to a new entrance off of 14th Avenue. We expect the Colfax Avenue entrance to be closed for until near the end of July. Maps and directions are available here.
Also this week, crews working on the City of Denver storm drain project completed paving a section of 14th Avenue and reopened one lane of traffic on 14th Avenue through to Colorado Boulevard. This change also facilitated an easier access into our campus from 14th Avenue. More information on the city’s project can be found here.
June 14, 2021
Construction of the new Center for Outpatient Health continues to progress. This past weekend paving operations began on the surface level parking lot, and in the coming days the asphalt will be sealed and striped. Inside the building, crews continue to work on flooring, paint and other interior finishes. Completion of the building is on track for this fall.
Beginning Monday, June 21, crews with Mortenson will be working on the bridge that connects the Center for Outpatient Health with the Smith building, paving Jackson Street from Colfax to the front entrance, placing sidewalks and curbing, and other projects in that area. This work will necessitate the shift of the entrance to our main campus from Colfax Avenue to a new entrance off of 14th Avenue. We expect the Colfax Avenue entrance to be closed for four weeks. Maps and directions also can be found here.
Additionally, the City of Denver storm drain project continues to impact traffic around our campus. 14th Avenue at Jackson Street has been closed since November 2020 for stormwater pipe installation. The project was anticipated to be completed in early May, but weather this spring has resulted in a delay in the completion timeline. The project completion and opening up of travel along East 14thAvenue is anticipated for July.
April 5, 2021
Construction continues to progress on the National Jewish Health Center for Outpatient Health. Recently the pedestrian bridge that will connect the new Center for Outpatient Health to the Smith Clinic building was installed. Our crews from Mortenson will secure the bridge as well as install glass in the coming weeks. Interior building finishes continue in the main lobby and other floors of the new building. Project completion is on target for fall 2021.
Work also continues on our campus by the city on the City of Denver Jackson Street Storm Drain Project. Stormwater pipe excavation and installation is still underway in the south end of the National Jewish Health parking lot and under E. 14th Avenue. Through May, "No Parking” signs will remain in place on the east side of Jackson Street between E. 13th and E. 14th Avenues to accommodate construction traffic. This phase of construction is expected to be completed in May or June 2021.
March 19, 2021
The National Jewish Health Center for Outpatient Health has taken shape over the past few months. Most exterior glass has been installed and construction of the parking garage is nearly complete. Mortenson crews have begun some interior painting. The pedestrian bridge that will connect the Center for Outpatient Health and the Smith Building is in the beginning steps of construction. Project completion is on target for fall 2021.
Crews are continuing work on the City of Denver Jackson Street Storm Drain Project as well. Stormwater pipe excavation and installation is still underway in the south end of the National Jewish Health parking lot and under E. 14th Avenue. This phase of construction is expected to be completed in May or June 2021.
November 9, 2020
Construction continues to progress on the National Jewish Health Center for Outpatient Health. Later this month, crews will construct the ceiling for the top floor of the five-story building. Additionally, work will begin on the exterior brick and glass for the main lobby. Project completion is still on target for early fall 2021.
The City of Denver Jackson Street Storm Drain Project is moving forward as well. On November 12, the next phase of that project will begin. Crews will reopen the main entrance to National Jewish Health on Colfax Ave. and close off the temporary access from 14th Ave. During this phase, the storm sewer across the National Jewish Health property will be replaced all the way to where it will cross 14th Ave. It is anticipated that it will take about 8 – 10 months for this phase across our property to be completed.
November 22, 2019
We are preparing to begin construction on the Center for Outpatient Health. One of the key changes that must take place before construction begins is changing where patients, visitors and employees park. There are links above to the latest campus parking maps. We recommend that all patients and visitors use the free valet parking service at the main entrance to National Jewish Health. Patients should allow themselves a little extra time to arrive and check-in for their appointment.
Sept. 30, 2019
Over the next few weeks, several construction projects will be underway throughout the campus to help us prepare for construction of the Center for Outpatient Health. We anticipate that some of these projects may impact employees and patients.
Bellevue Parking Lot Expansion
We are creating a temporary parking lot on the current grassy area in the Bellevue Parking Lot (southwest corner of Colorado Boulevard and 14th Avenue). This space will provide additional parking once construction starts on the Center for Outpatient Health. Construction of the temporary parking lot should be complete in late October.
Boiler Replacement – street closure
Work is underway to replace an old boiler on our campus. Due to the boiler's size, 14th Avenue near Jackson Street will be closed to traffic on Saturday, Oct. 5, for installation of the new boiler.
Sanitary Line Relocation – sidewalk closure
We need to move a city sanitary line that runs under the sidewalk on the north side of 14th Avenue between Garfield Street and Jackson Street. The sidewalk along that side of 14th will be closed during construction. Work began the week of 9/30 and should be complete by the end of October."
June 3, 2019
We filed formal plans with the City of Denver on June 3, 2019. This step began the review and permitting process.
We anticipate that it will take about six months for review and permitting to be completed as is common in projects such as this one.
We expect to begin construction later this year.
The new building will be located on the northwest corner of our main campus in close proximity to our current patient care areas.
We are planning a five-story, 104,000 square-foot building that will contain clinical exam and procedure rooms, and space for other ancillary services.
The building is being designed to provide a cohesive look in keeping with our campus and the neighborhood. Building plans include additional parking at the building site.
January 13, 2020
The fence has gone up and work to prepare the area for construction of our new Center for Outpatient Health (COH) is underway. Our construction contractor Mortenson Construction has begun clearing the ground on the building site and other preparatory work. National Jewish Health is working to finalize all permits and plans with the city of Denver and awaiting the final permits, which are anticipated by the end of January.
In addition, the City of Denver Storm Water Project is just beginning. It will cause the main entrance to our campus to temporarily change from Colfax to an entrance off 14th Avenue, beginning Saturday, Jan. 18. The change is anticipated to last through August 2020.
The City of Denver is replacing many of the storm drains in streets that have had regular flooding issues, including in our area. Jackson Street, which runs through our main campus, will have enlarged storm drains installed. We have been working with the City to allow the new storm drains to come across our property, rather than through the residential neighborhood to our west.
There are links above to the latest campus entrance directions and parking maps. We recommend that patients and visitors use the free valet parking service at the main entrance to National Jewish Health. Patients should allow themselves a little extra time to arrive and check-in for their appointment.
April 15, 2020
National Jewish Health received all city permits in early February and construction on the Center for Outpatient Health (COH). Mortenson Construction is fully underway. A tower crane has been erected on site, and work continues on the foundation of the building.
The City of Denver Storm Water Project continues in Phase 1 of their construction plan. The City & County of Denver is installing an improved, expanded storm drain system to provide greater flood protection for Congress Park residents, National Jewish Health, and local businesses from heavy rainstorms and other storm events. That project necessitated a temporary move of the National Jewish Health main entrance to entering off 14th Avenue. This change is anticipated to remain in place through August 2020.
August 4, 2020
Construction of the National Jewish Health Center for Outpatient Health continues to be on schedule. Elevator cores have been erected and work is progressing on the parking structure. Project completion is slated for late summer 2021.
Heavy storms and the impact of COVID-19 have delayed the City of Denver Jackson Street Storm Drain Project. Work is progressing and in August they will shift operations to the east bound lanes of Colfax Avenue. That project necessitated a temporary move of the National Jewish Health main entrance to entering off 14th Avenue. See parking map and driving directions. This change is anticipated to remain in place through October 2020. For the latest on the storm water project visit the city’s project website.