MVHS to provide up to $1M to help property owners relocate

The Mohawk Valley Health System is taking steps to make the transition easier for people whose properties lie within the new downtown hospital footprint.

Posted: Feb 6, 2018 12:16 PM

UTICA – The Mohawk Valley Health System is taking steps to make the transition easier for people whose properties lie within the new downtown hospital footprint.

The MVHS, Oneida County, the city of Utica, The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties and Mohawk Valley EDGE held a joint conference Tuesday morning to announce the two steps that are going to be taken to help property owners.

Up to $1 million in relocation funding will be allocated for property owners within the project footprint who are looking to relocate within the city of Utica or Oneida County. MVHS President and CEO Scott Perra says the relocation assistance will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

“The new regional healthcare campus project is one of unprecedented magnitude in our area, with the primary mission of delivering state-of-the-art healthcare to our region and contributing to the redevelopment of downtown,” Perra said in a news release. “With that in mind, a project work group of public and private partners has been collaborating to address critical aspects of the project, including assistance for property owners in the project footprint.”

In addition to the funding, officials say a full-time project coordinator will help the affected businesses identify potential options and funding for their relocation.

MVHS officials say the second step is that property owners within the project footprint won’t be responsible for addressing environmental issues caused by previous owners, meaning they won’t be expected to correct any environmental issues on the property. MVHS will take care of any environmental issues once they’ve acquired the properties.

“We applaud the actions taken by our partners today to advance the MVHS downtown healthcare campus,” said Steven DiMeo, president of Mohawk Valley EDGE. “We are pleased that MVHS is responding to feedback and working with property owners on addressing relocation concerns. Those actions coupled with the creation of a dedicated point-person to work on this historic investment opportunity will help to pave the way for successful project completion.”

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