Committee green lights $1.6M for Catskill medical campus
Ted Remsnyder is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media Greene County officials will spend $1.6 million in federal funding to extend natural gas service to the Catskill Exit 21 West medical campus project. At the meeting of the Greene County Legislature Public Works Committee on January 10, the committee unanimously approved a resolution to enter into an agreement with the Central Hudson Gas and Electric Company to extend the natural gas infrastructure to the site. The measure now goes to the full legislature for a vote. The county will receive just under $9.2 million in federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act, as approved in March. Columbia Memorial Hospital, Albany Medical Center and New York Oncology Hematology intend to construct a 40,000-square-foot medical facility on a 60-acre site in Catskill off Exit 21 from the New York State Thruway, owned by the Greene County Industrial Development Agency. The facility will focus on outpatient treatment. The private sector developers will build their facility first before the county constructs its planned mental health and community services facility at the same site. “What we’re trying to do is create a medical campus,” Greene County Administrator Shaun Groden said. “We’ll have the two anchors there and we have the possibility of what we call two more pads where maybe we can entice a cataract or ophthalmology-type center so that the three or four of them complement each other versus competing with each other.” Groden said the medical groups could begin construction as soon as the weather breaks in the spring; he hopes to start construction of the mental health center by the end of 2023. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.