SCL Health Lutheran Medical Center will stop acute hospital operations at its current site once the replacement facility is open. SCL Health will maintain its hospice program at the existing campus; the majority of the rest of the land will likely be redeveloped.
SCL Health and the City of Wheat Ridge partnered with a consultant to undertake a master planning process earlier this year to ensure a well-defined, coordinated redevelopment strategy.
After extensive community input and public meetings, final approval was given in October for the Lutheran Legacy Campus master plan. The master plan was designed with flexibility, to help to establish a long-range vision for the site, and it will guide how the property can be reused in the future.