By Paulina Pineda | Arizona Republic
The Chandler City Council unanimously approved the city’s first Banner Health hospital just south of Loop 202 on Thursday despite protests from neighbors who fear the development will lead to an increase in traffic and noise.
Banner Health already operates a primary-care center on the edge of the 18-acre site on the corners of Alma School and Willis roads. The non-profit health care system plans to expand into a 245,000 square-foot hospital and future phases could increase the size of the medical campus by another 82,800 square feet.
Construction of the $155 million project’s first phase is expected to begin this month and be completed in November 2020.