East Side health center expansion moves forward

Posted at 11:40 AM, Apr 23, 2018

The Jericho Road Community Health Center has received the funding it needs to convert two floors into a medical suite and patient pharmacy.

The center is currently transforming a long-shuttered property at 1021 Broadway in the Broadway-Fillmore district into its third medical location.  The medical suite is scheduled to open this July, while the pharmacy will open in the summer of 2019.

M&T Bank has committed to providing a $1.95 million construction loan and a $100,000 charitable donation, critical elements of the capital necessary to launch the project.

Jericho Road has been working to convert the five-story, 110,618-square-foot building into a community health hub, which will house the organization's medical and community support services, as well as shared space for nine other nonprofit agencies. The entire project, expected to be finished by 2020, will create or retain about 420 permanent jobs and will feature a patient pharmacy; fitness center for patients, employees, and community members; the Jericho Road medical suite; a Jericho Road dental clinic; and on-site medical imaging through WNY Imaging. Once complete, the site will deliver substantial benefits to the community and will help accelerate the redevelopment of a key corridor anchored by the Broadway Market.

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