Mohawk Valley Health System acquires Seakan building

The Mohawk Valley Health System has either purchased or has purchase agreements in place for all the properties that sit in the footprint of its planned downtown hospital building, a health system official confirmed Thursday.

The health system signed an agreement Wednesday with Norman and Michele Seakan, owners of the Seakan building on Columbia Street, said health system spokeswoman Caitlin McCann. They were the last owners of a property located within the hospital building footprint to reach an agreement, she said.

Health system officials have said that acquiring properties within the actual hospital footprint — between Lafayette, Columbia and State streets and Broadway — is a priority so they can begin demolition and then break ground by the end of the year.

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