City of Utica
Planning Board
MVHS's SEQR Review

As foretold by emails from #Emailgate, the Oneida County agency "OCLDC" passed lead SEQR agency onto the City of Utica Planning Board. Below are the documents, as well as our research on their actions...

SEQR Documents

[1] The MVHS Application For Financial Assistance To OCLDC

[2] Read the OCLDC Cover Letter & MVHS Full Environmental Assessment Application (Cover Letter, Environment Assessment App, and O'Brien & Gere Exhibits)

[3] MVHS's documents to OCLDC, MVHS SEQR Exhibits: B Through Q

[4] City of Utica Planning Board's Draft Scooping Document, prepared by O'Brien & Gere

[5] City of Utica Planning Board's Draft Environmental Impact Study, prepared by O'Brien & Gere

February 15, 2018 - Many were on hand for the City of Utica Planning Board meeting. We asked to speak, were told "No", we spoke anyway. Yet they went onto make the decision as they knew they would...

Accounts of the meeting are posted below, as well as the unfolding story. First the Facebook thread that sparked media, Member Threat Made, But #NoHospitalDowntown Quickly Denounces Comment

February 21, 2018 - The Planning Board responds, "To the administrators of the No Hospital Downtown (NHD) Facebook Group"

February 21, 2018 - #NoHospitalDowntown alerted of another City Hall meeting. Utica's Common Council to vote to support Planning Board's decision to be SEQR lead agency... SEQRA Lead Agency Resolution: This resolution, if passed, would support the Utica Planning Board as lead agency for the SEQR process of the Mohawk Valley Health System hospital proposal.

February 18, 2018 - Issues can get complicated at times, and the discussion swirling around the new hospital is no exception, "Let's Keep It Simple"... A KISS for Our New Hospital!

February 16, 2018 - Utica's newspaper reports, Utica planning board takes lead on hospital environmental review

February 16, 2018 - Sparks at City Hall meetiung, Utica's planning board has voted SEQR, but decision didn't come without protest

February 15, 2018 - Utica's planning board voted to accept the responsibility of acting as the lead agency for the downtown hospital State Environmental Quality Review Act or SEQRA process... WKTV2 Reports On Proposed Utica Hospital SEQR Review

February 5, 2018 - Mohawk Valley Health System's application seeking assistance for its downtown Utica hospital... Request for Financial Help, Starts SEQR Process

February 2, 2018 - As reported by the UticaOD, The New York State Environmental Quality Review process has begun for the proposed downtown Utica hospital

Listen to #NHD RADIO and watch #NHD TV. As well as still more comments against the downtown concept, and of course all the Voices

No Studies, No Reports, thus we remain #NoHospitalDowntown