State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR)

The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) requires an environmental "SEQR" study, as well as a Certificate of Need (C.O.N.) before they could secure the $300M New York State Grant.

The City of Utica Planning Board adopted the project, Learn More About Utica's Planning Board & MVHS's SEQR Review, and a link to the Draft Scoping Document

Read these SEQR Q&A's via the NYS DEC, and our collection of SEQR Reference Docuents


June 8, 2018 - Yesterday the Utica Planning Department held a "Public Meeting", as our politicians called-in over 100+ union members...

There out of contract obligations, we also know they Were Given False Information, yet they left after their Sidewalk Nastiness.

Inside the "State" Office Building, the Oneida County Executive, Anthony J. Picente, Jr, sent-in 7 employees to speak on behalf of "his" county. Yet over a dozen concerned citizen spoke, and Frank-Montecalvo Replies to SEQR Scoping Draft via certified mail.

Another property owner sends-in his "public input", Joe Cerini's SEQR Response. Joe owns 418 Lafayette Street and directs the Utica Planning Board to enter 710 Pages Of #Emailgate into the Draft Scoping Document Appendix!


June 4, 2018 - City of Utica calls for "Public Meeting", SEQR for the Oneida County hospital project, Utica Hospital Environmental Impact On Agenda.

#NoHospitalDowntown invites participation here SEQR Rally At State Office Building


May 27, 2018 - Action by citizens and a company responds, Enfield resident alleges wind farm misconduct; Black Oak responds. The resident's letter that drew the response is here An Open Letter to the Citizens and Town Board of Enfield about the Black Oak Wind Project, as well as the formal response letter.


May 23, 2018 - NYS DEC website posts City of Utica news on Oneida County hospital project, Positive Declaration and Public Scoping. Contact information: Brian Thomas, City of Utica, 1 Kennedy Plaza, Utica, NY 13502; Phone: (315) 792-0181, Fax: (315) 797-6607, and E-mail: bthomas@cityofutica.com


May 15, 2018 - We are aware a new web-based page for the City Of Utica MVHS SEQR Review process. We are also reviewing this NYS document titled, New Environmental Assessment Forms Under SEQRA





Last year we attended a Better Utica Downtown meeting. It was here the group was told one of the first questions asked in a SEQR Study is, "Was there an alternate location?" This statement came by way of a Rochester-based Architect & Urban Planner. Thus we say, in regards to 64-acres now owned by the hospital, What's So Wrong With St. Luke's?


Learn more about New York State's Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) process.




Build new hospital at St. Luke's! As we state, All The Advantages Of The 64-Acre St. Luke's Campus and Why We Oppose The Downtown Utica Hospital Concept



No Studies, No Reports, thus we remain #NoHospitalDowntown