- Associated Press - Friday, July 3, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Santa Fe officials are delaying a vote on whether to allow a proposed expansion of a hospital that is one of the city’s largest private employers.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (https://bit.ly/1GUY8KN) that the Santa Fe Planning Commission decided Thursday to postpone the vote on the $40 million expansion of Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center until August.

The plan calls for a new 65,000-square-foot, two-story hospital wing that would house more private rooms.

Area residents say they are worried about the increased traffic and construction noise the project would generate.

Commission members also have similar concerns.



The hospital wants the new building completed by 2018.

The commission will now vote Aug. 6.

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Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, https://www.sfnewmexican.com

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