Will the hospital project make Utica richer, or poorer? We're investigating...
February 25, 2018 - Reading how could hospital project impact utica's tax base, we learn...
"What's certain, however, is that plans for the 25-acre hospital project targeted for the area of State, Columbia and Lafayette streets would see those parcels demolished and removed from the tax rolls.
"The properties have a combined assessed value upward of $7 million using 2017 assessments, with around $4.1 million of that taxable when excluding tax-exempt parcels such as the Resource Center for Independent Living buildings on Columbia Street, the Salvation Army Family Store on Columbia and any city-owned spaces."
"From the Utica Police Department's maintenance garage to a handful of lots assessed at a few hundred dollars each, at least 80 properties thus far make up the current footprint for the proposed downtown hospital project."
August 30, 2017 - Here are the properties that the City/County/MVHS Hospital MOA proposes to exchange. They list eleven properties in the MOA's Exhibit A. However, seems property 1 and 11 are the same...
Item No., Tax Parcel ID No., Address
9. 318 Lafayette Street, ID No.
We planned to have linked each parcel ID to that in the County's Real Property Database, but in a preemptive strike, they seem to have been removed, or hidden.
More on each parcel to follow. Please comment on this taxpayer asset giveaway here:
#NoHospitalDowntown's Facebook Conversation Regarding City Asset Giveaway