Meeting to Discuss Future of Children’s Hospital Site

New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan is hosting a community meeting tomorrow to discuss the future of the current Women and Children’s Hospital campus on Bryant Street.  Women and Children’s Hospital will move to a new location at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus by December of 2015 and will be renamed the John R. Oshei Children’s Hospital. The meeting will focus on community ideas for what should be done with the current Women and Children’s Hospital campus when it becomes vacant. 
The meeting will feature presentations by the Elmwood Village Association, Excite Elmwood, Kaleida Health, Architect Clinton Brown, Dean of the UB School of Architecture Robert Shibley, and a representative from Preservation Buffalo Niagara.
The public is encouraged to attend and will have the opportunity to present their ideas on the future of the current campus. 
Details:
Thursday January 17, 2013
5:30PM – 7:30PM
Location:
Lafayette Presbyterian Church 
875 Elmwood Avenue 

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15 comments
JSmith
JSmith

The funny thing is that you are correct, even though you are being sarcastic.

JSmith
JSmith

The funny thing is that you are right, even though you were being sarcastic.

Freethrow
Freethrow

It would be great if they could convert it to a nine hole par three course with a training component. Total win-win for everyone.

SecedefromNYS
SecedefromNYS

Knowing how buffalo likes to make the same past mistakes over and over again, we will probably put subsidized housing there......like marine drive

No_Illusions
No_Illusions

They should at the very least put in as many residential units needed to keep the same amount of capital flowing into the area, and the workers and patients of the hospital were spending.

They can really put in as much residential as they want and it will still do extremely well. Elmwood might be the most desirable place in the city right now.

Personally I think mid-rise condos could work to fit the feel of the area where the hospital itself sits. Put some parking underground to solve any issues that might cause. Demolish the other parking structure which is extremely out of place and fill in that block with similar styled single family homes. The larger the middle class population in Elmwood, the more vibrant it can become, and we can see some more of those gaps being filled in along the strip itself.

DJ Bobby Cousy
DJ Bobby Cousy

I agree with Bender. Tear the existing buildings down and develop middle to high income condo housing that would attract (or retain) the professional working class that tends to flee to the suburbs once they have school age children.

Develop housing in the areas of the city where people desire to live....this parcel would generate great real estate tax revenue if developed in a way that complemented the surrounding neighborhood.

Sheldon S. Kornpett, D.D.S.
Sheldon S. Kornpett, D.D.S.

Blow it up using a small nuclear device and build a Ted's Hot Dogs. Who wouldn't go to Ted's Hot Dogs?

rockpile
rockpile

Tear it down but keep the older buildings intact if possible.Then build something similar to Diamond + Schmitt's proposed 33 Gates Cicle.Perhaps the nearby residents won't reject the plan considering the hospital was there and the new tenent base would excellant.My 2nd idea would be exactly what paulsobo proposed.

paulsobo
paulsobo

I agree with the housing but Buffalo's record on infill that fits with the community is poor. Your likely to wind up with suburban style - characterless - cardboard.

I wonder if a the parking garage is viable with fees for its slots?

The hospital rooms should be an fairly straight forward conversion into 1-2 bedroom apartments....if so...might be nice to consider reskinning the exterior. Big glass windows but with period touches...similar to LENOX.

Then surround the tower apartment building with townhomes to the curb.

elmdog
elmdog

UB or Buff state housing for graduates? knock is down and create townhomes for market price and even sub market price would be a nice addition(ha)

Up and coming
Up and coming

Since I live on Hodge, it would be nice if our City stepped up and helped the parking situation for the residents and not the hospital."

You coudn't be more naive and myopic. Lack of parking makes a city vibrant. It's a sign were on the way up. Haven't you even gotten out of Buffalo and went to a real city. People in NY and Chicago like having no place to park, it actually inhances their quality of life.

16thStreet
16thStreet

Blow it up and replace it with infill similar to those on Rabin Terrace. You know, the kind that match their surroundings and most importantly, hold their value.

irishkwh
irishkwh

This building is a piece of crap. Take that down and the parking garage and build new homes that fit in with the rest of the neighborhood!

Since I live on Hodge, it would be nice if our City stepped up and helped the parking situation for the residents and not the hospital.

sonyactivision
sonyactivision

Implode the f**ker and replace with dense apartments.

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