Guthrie Cortland Medical Center and its partnered architect provided an update on the proposed parking lot expansion for the hospital’s campus at a public meeting on Wednesday.
The proposed $3.5 million expansion, which Dr. Jen Yartym (President and CEO of Guthrie Cortland Medical Center) confirmed Wednesday evening, is part of the $14 million improvements project for Guthrie Cortland. The biggest part of the project, which is The Renzi Cancer Center, opened its doors last September.
Bob Seigart, owner and architect of Schopfer Architects, LLP, who is attached to the project, provided details on the different phases of the proposed parking lot expansion.
Pending approval from the City of Cortland, the first phase is slated to get underway this fall. It includes parking lot repaving that will close off about 600 feet of Alvena Avenue (west of Homer Avenue), the addition of greenspace and the construction of a retainer wall/barrier between the lot and residents of Evergreen Street.
The second phase, which wouldn’t begin until spring 2023, includes reconstruction of the hospital’s front entrance and a circular driveway for patients.