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Downtown hospital project pushes forward as crews demolish second building within footprint

The former Seakan television and appliance store on Columbia Street was demolished Monday as plans for the downtown hospital push forward.

Posted: Nov 18, 2019 5:56 PM

UTICA, N.Y. – The former Seakan television and appliance store on Columbia Street was demolished Monday as plans for the downtown hospital push forward.

The building, which was one of the last to be acquired for the project, is the second to face demolition so far. A two-story brick garage was the first structure in the hospital footprint to come down at the end of October.

Five other demolition permits were granted Monday, and three are still pending.

The city is awaiting 16 more applications for demolition permits as part of the project. City codes will have to review and grant the permits after they are submitted.

MVHS still plans to break ground on the new hospital before the end of the year.

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