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Construction Updates

Nearly two million square feet of construction projects are almost complete across the BNMC, with almost two million square feet more coming online in the next couple of years. Building this clinical, research and development space will create hundreds of new construction jobs and bring almost 5,000 more employees to the Medical Campus by 2017. This is funded by an investment of nearly $750 million in private, public, and philanthropic dollars.

Block of Michigan Ave. Closed Jan. 6th–10th

Michigan Avenue  will be temporarily closed between Carlton & High Streets from Jan. 6th – Jan. 10th (weather permitting) as the construction crew for Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s  new Clinical Sciences Center builds the tower  crane  needed  to construct the new 11-story facility.

Construction Work on Ellicott Street

ellicott-streetThe City of Buffalo will be placing signage and striping converting Ellicott Street (from Goodell to Best Street) to travel in both north and south directions. This activity will take place TUESDAY November 26th.

Please not this will include new stop signs at intersection of Virginia Street, North Oak and Ellicott Street. In addition there will be a new traffic control light at Intersection of High and Ellicott (southbound traffic).

Also, along Ellicott Street from Monday, Nov. 11th - Friday, Nov., 22nd CATCO will be milling the asphalt road bed from Goodell Street to Best Street. (No work on Sat., 11/16 and Sun., 11/17)

This will take place on half the road bed at a time and will require that crews intermittently restrict access/egress to the 589 Ellicott parking lot and the Ellicott/Goodrich Garage. Traffic along this street may be slower than usual.

Please pay special attention to instructions from construction and parking personnel on site. Milling is by nature very loud and disruptive, and there will be lots of heavy equipment and trucks in action.

Once paved, the new asphalt will be striped and signage installed to allow for the two way conversion of Ellicott Street, which is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, November 26th. All dates are weather dependent. We will keep you updated on the timing of the street going two-way as the date gets closer.

Construction Work on High Street

On Thursday morning, October 31, construction work will begin on High Street, in front of the Doubletree.  Two-way traffic will be maintained, however the area will be heavily congested so please plan accordingly.  The work is expected to be complete within one week.

National Grid Traffic Detours

National Grid Infrastructure Upgrades Across BNMC

National Grid is currently installing underground electrical conduit throughout the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus to support the many upcoming infrastructure projects, including the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, the UB Medical School, Roswell’s Clinical Sciences Center, and Conventus. National Grid crews are currently working on Ellicott Street just ahead of the Ellicott Streetscape project. Their work on the Medical Campus is expected to continue through November.

Effective Monday, June 24th, work will begin on Ellicott Street between Goodell and High Streets as National Grid moves on to the next project phase to expand electrical service on the Medical Campus. Construction will be on one block at a time and each block will take approximately one week to complete. 

National Grid will work on weekends and evenings (6 p.m. – 6 a.m.) to minimize disruption.  During these hours, Ellicott Street will be closed at that block only.  Traffic will be detoured to Washington Street for a block, then back over to Ellicott Street.

During daytime hours, there will be one lane open on Ellicott Street.

Ellicott Streetscape Construction Continues

Phase II of the Ellicott Park Streetscape construction began April 15th and will continue through the end of the year. As construction progresses, we will provide updates on temporary sidewalk closures and street impact. Learn more here.  Many thanks for your patience as we continue to improve our shared infrastructure and enhance the greenspace on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus for patients, visitors, employees and neighbors.

Current or Completed projects include:

Learn more about some of these exciting projects!

Trico Complex Redevelopment Feasibility Study

Read about the feasibility study and plans for the remaining portion of the Trico building, 120,000 sq. ft. of which has already been renovated and is 100 percent occupied, from BNMC Chair of the Board, William L. Joyce, and the BNMC President & CEO, Matt Enstice in “Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus to Preserve More of Trico In Partnership with A Developer“.

Gates Vascular Institute/Clinical and Translational Research Center

This unique 10 story, $291M facility houses both the Kaleida Health Gates Vascular Institute (GVI) and the University at Buffalo’s (UB) Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC)/Biosciences Incubator (BI). The Kaleida Health clinical component includes an updated emergency department for Buffalo General Medical Center, and state-of-the art medical, surgical, and interventional facilities to allow multidisciplinary teams of health care practitioners to collaborate to prevent and treat heart and vascular disease, the latter as it effects the entire body. In the upper five floors of the building, UB Academic Health Center investigators will conduct interdisciplinary clinical and translational research to better understand the underlying causes of human diseases in order to find better ways to prevent and treat them—the compelling “bench to the bedside” approach in which fundamental discoveries lead to new cures.

The grand opening took place in May 2012. The emergency department opened on November 11, 2011. On August 3, 2009, officials from Kaleida Health and the University at Buffalo hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Gates Vascular Institute/Center for Translational and Clinical Research on Ellicott and Goodrich Streets. The new facility will bring together Kaleida Health physicians and UB researchers in a collaborative effort to deliver state-of-the-art patient care supported by new treatments and technologies. The Kaleida Health-UB partnership will play a major role in the effort to transform Western New York into a world-class health care destination and expand UB’s presence in downtown Buffalo.

Long-Term Care Facility – HighPointe on Michigan

The new 300 bed long-term care facility is operated by Kaleida Health. It provides long-term patients with a residential setting that supports a modern level of care. The four-story design of the new facility includes resident neighborhood clusters, semi-private rooms with wall dividers, decentralized dining, courtyard access, and use of natural light to enhance the residents’ living experience. Learn more.

HighPointe on Michigan featured on Aging is for Everyone, WKBW

Jacobs Institute

The Jacobs Institute was formed by a $10M gift from UB Council Chairman and Delaware North CEO Jeremy Jacobs and his family and is located in the GVI/CTRC. Its mission is to catalyze medical collaboration and innovation by creating partnerships between the University at Buffalo, Kaleida Health, community physicians, and industry to ensure that the new Gates Vascular Institute is a world-class health destination for the treatment of neurological disease.

Buffalo Life Sciences Complex

In 2005 and 2006, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus partners opened the Buffalo Life Sciences Complex, thanks to the support of our state and federal delegation, in particular Senator Schumer and former Senator Clinton, and private funding. The Complex consists of 400,000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art research facilities in three interconnected buildings. Included in this complex are the Hauptman Woodward Medical Research Institute, a structural biology research center totaling 80,000 sq. ft., a $24M project; UB’s NYS Center of Excellence in Life Sciences and Bioinformatics, 140,000 sq. ft. and $52M; and Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s Center for Genetics and Pharmacology, 170,000 sq. ft. and $74M.