Medical campus neighbors benefit from new deal

Posted at 6:45 PM, Feb 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-16 22:04:39-05

A collaboration between the growing Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and the City of Buffalo is helping Western New Yorkers seize the possible during the renaissance of the queen city.

Under the agreement, the city will demolish the current Ellicott Goodrich Garage and a new ramp will be constructed in its site.

Common Council President Darius Pridgen told 7 Eyewitness News, 20 percent of the cash flow generated from the new garage will be committed to the community within one mile of the site. The recipients include the Fruit Belt community and a portion of the Allentown neighborhood.

The city estimates in the first 30 years of operation, the new garage is expected to bring in about 15 million dollars.

“So this is big this is brand new this is something that we haven’t seen before,” Councilman Pridgen said. “It was negotiated with the council, with the mayor and with the medical campus almost two years in the making.”

Pridgen says we are still two to three years away from having the new garage and he says the stake holders committee is still being form.