"Downtowners Do Not Want A Hospital District"

Long-time resident and business owner, William Corrigan Speaks Out Against Proposed Downtown Utica Hospital concept...

As does this reader of the Utica Observer-Dispatch, Joanne Sirtoli today...

Recently the founding members of #NoHospitalDowntown spoke with the Utica Observer-Dispatch's Editorial Board. We're looking forward to their take on what we shared and we'll update you here later on.


"People of the Mohawk Valley vs. New York State Department of Health"

Politicians had hopes, a concept, and yet they we're backed by bad community actors (sound oddly familiar New York?). Now the people are driven to their next step...

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Landmarks Society Very Far From Neutral

Landmarks Society president Steven Grant pens letter to his members regarding Mohawk Valley Health System's concept for a Downtown Utica hospital...

Bottom line: 1) What do the planners have in mind at this point? 2) What urban fabric will be left if everything is razed? 3) Historic buildings are going to be demolished to create some sort of green space? Too many unanswered questions. Downtown Utica is enjoying a resurgence because of the existing urban fabric - a fabric that includes many, many, historical structures that benefitted from an adaptive reuse. In order for us all to benefit from our area's history, we first have to save it. Click to Read Steven's Letter

Did you miss the MVHS's "public information" sessions? If so, here's the questionnaire that was distributed at the sessions.


Bye-bye Downtown Utica! Hello, Poor, Inner-City Hospital District...

How did it happen? What was wrong with the St. Luke's Campus? They had 64-acres on a green hilltop! Wasn't the new police station and courthouse campus a perfect setting next to the AUD? How on earth did this happen? Yes, so many future questions, but it's just "Too sad, too bad" now...

Are St. Elizabeth's and St. Luke's Campuses still sitting empty? Boarded-up and costing taxpayers money? And what about the tremendous costs over-runs of the hospital in downtown; a new courthouse, new police station and maintenance garage, with Comets fans and hospital visitors paying for parking... and no one feels very safe! Why are all these nefarious people hanging around the hospital district?

Can't something be done? Who's idea was this anyway Mr. Brindisi?


Bye-bye Small Town, Hello Big City!

Want to fix a problem at home? Better to get out-of-town help...

What will people of Utica do, those marching forth with their derelict concept? This, when they must answer to people wholly uninterested in who they know, and impervious to what locals thought they'd receive via our small-city's "Friends & Family" plan?

Perhaps the foolish hospital concept is just what was needed? Just the event to finally (once again) move Utica away from the politics of old?



No Studies, No Reports, thus we remain #NoHospitalDowntown