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Ryan Wants Urban Land Institute to Help Plan Children’s Hospital Relocation
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Ryan Wants Urban Land Institute to Help Plan Children’s Hospital Relocation

A Statement Released by New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan 

BUFFALO – On Wednesday, February 13,  New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan called on Kaleida Health to engage the Urban Land Institute to help guide the process for determining what can be done with the current Women and Children’s Hospital campus located in Buffalo’s Elmwood Village.

Women and Children’s Hospital will move to a new location at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus by December of 2015 and will be renamed the John R. Oshei Children’s Hospital.

Ryan held a public meeting last month to hear community ideas for what should be done when the current Women and Children’s Hospital campus becomes vacant. Many attendees urged continued public involvement and outside ideas to determine the future of the hospital.

Ryan made his announcement at the site of the former Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital, which has a re-use plan in place, but continues to sit vacant nearly a year after it closed last March.

The Urban Land Institute (ULI), founded in 1936, has nearly 30,000 members, including land developers, public officials, academics, financiers, market analysts, architects, planners and urban designers. The ULI can send a team of experts to a location to examine a project from all perspectives, including market potential, land use and design, financing and development strategies, and organizing for implementation. ULI experts were also used to study redevelopment potential for the Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital, and the H.H. Richardson Complex. 

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