Aurora Hospital in Summit wants to add 13,000 square feet
to its existing building at 36500 Aurora Drive for a data
Ryan Billingham/Freeman Staff
SUMMIT - If approved, a 13,000-square-foot
expansion of the Aurora Hospital in Summit would remain
largely empty, except for equipment.
Village Administrator Henry Elling said
Aurora Health Care has proposed building the standalone
facility on the northeast side of the hospital within view
of Interstate 94. The building would house the health care
organization’s servers and equipment as a backup to its
existing data facility, which Elling believes is in
A public hearing will be held on the proposal
at the start of Thursday’s 6:30 p.m. Plan Commission
meeting. According to the agenda, the purpose of the hearing
is to receive and respond to comments and concerns regarding
a new conditional use permit for Aurora Health Care for
their facility at 36500 Aurora Drive, which would authorize
continued use of the hospital, clinic, outpatient services
and medical offices along with a new corporate-wide
satellite data center.
On the regular meeting agenda are actionable
items related to the conditional use permit, lighting,
landscaping and architecture.
Information pertaining to the project is
available for review at Summit Village Hall, 2911 N. Dousman
Road, during regular business hours.
Elling said preliminary plans were presented
for the Aurora data center during the Plan Commission
meeting last month. Commissioners raised questions about the
building’s architecture, which would be done to reflect the
main hospital building. Elling said if Aurora receives
approval for the project, it would like to start
construction June 1 and have it open by October or November.