Possible development at MVPC
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UTICA, N.Y. -- A group that has been fighting against the closure of inpatient wards and outpatient services at Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center is working on a new effort to revitalize the campus.
The group announced Wednesday they have found a contractor who may be interested in renovating MVPC's abandoned Brigham building. The group says they hope to pay for the work partly with state grants, but they haven't said exactly what they would like to do with the building.
The contractor has worked with Utica before in renovating the Kennedy Plaza apartments.
The group says the work at Kennedy Plaza is a good model for turning other parts of Utica around.
"He's done a wonderful job with it. They have a great management program. They've completely reconstructed a lot of their buildings. People are very happy there," said Oneida County Legislator Harmony Speciale.
The Brigham building is still on state property, meaning there would several legal hoops to jump through before anything could be done.