As the required environmental review process for #mvhsdowntown took another step on June 7, 2018, more than 125 persons--most of them from the area's building trades unions--showed up outside the hearing venue to demonstrate their support for the project. After several days of urging its 4,000 Facebook group members to turn out in force--"show them… Continue reading Show of support
As described on Facebook and in recent media accounts, #mvhsdowntown continues to take shape: NYS Health Department has granted the necessary Certificate of Need for the project. A required environmental review is underway. 40-50% of the 35 property owners in the project footprint have signed, or are in the process of signing, purchase option agreements.… Continue reading Project update
To some, this could seem like old news; for others, a quick review of why MVHS is building a new healthcare campus in Downtown Utica might be new information. Why Downtown? It fits the necessary criteria: infrastructure (water, sewer, power), access, transportation network, capacity to accommodate hospital operations and parking, and no adverse impact on… Continue reading Why Downtown? Why Not St. Luke’s?
With the arrival of spring, progress continues for our community's largest-ever public-private healthcare project. In recent weeks, the NYS Department of Health has granted the formal Certificate of Need--a crucial step--and Oneida County and City of Utica governments resolved and announced the question of eminent domain, should that step become necessary. Nearly a third of… Continue reading The coming of spring
So much progress to report--it's best to let recent media accounts summarize some of #mvhsdowntown's developments: An important step forward for the project, in the NYS Department of Health regulatory process, was described by the Observer-Dispatch and WKTV. The Rome Daily Sentinel provided an overview of the project's momentum in a recent article. And a… Continue reading Progress report