New York State Senator Mark Grisanti and Assemblyman Sam Hoyt have sent a letter to ECC President Jack Quinn to shift construction of the proposed Health Science Building North Campus to City Campus. Their move, powerful on the part of the Western New York delegation, shows the desire to place the Health Science industry at one location.
The two men feel that maintaining three campuses is insustainable, and that "research presented in the DGEIS [Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement] suggests that the costs of maintaining three separate campuses far outweigh the benefits."
The article ends, "We strongly urge you and your board to reconsider your plans to build a major new building on the north campus but rather consider building it between your downtown campus and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus."
With a growing state delegation wanting to bring ECC's Health Science programs Downtown, hope is around the corner.