After a long wait, Kennewick General Hospital appears poised today to announce progress on its plans to build a new hospital at Southridge.
The hospital district board will have a special meeting at1 p.m. today to "consider and possibly take action on ground lease and building lease agreements for a new facility at Southridge."
The board also expects to have a closed meeting to discuss potential litigation.
Plans for the new hospital have been in the works for several years, but the project has languished while the hospital district worked to find the funding for the $112 million, 168,000-square-foot building.
In November, KGH received a foundation permit valued at $1 million to start grading the site at 3810 Plaza Way.
The Southridge hospital is expected to include four floors, including a daylight basement, and have 74 hospital beds.
Hospital officials previously said their intent is to eventually move the current KGH hospital from Auburn Street to the Southridge location, but keep some services at the Auburn facility.
Watch tricityherald.com today for the meeting news.