Bryant Street

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Some time this summer, the parking lot at Elmwood Avenue and Bryant Street will start looking like a giant hole in the ground, as environmental cleanup and construction work starts on a major mixed-use building. It is the first sign of re-purposing Buffalo's old Women and Children's Hospital site.

Mike Desmond/WBFO News

As Kaleida Health finalizes its schedule for moving Women and Children's Hospital to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, speculation is building concerning what will happen to the site of the current complex on Bryant Street.

photo by Michael Mroziak

While most Western New Yorkers were still heading into work to start their day, members of the City of Buffalo's Planning Board hosted a public comment session regarding a plan to relocate Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo from Bryant Street into a new facility on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

Only one speaker stepped forward, expressing concern for air traffic to and from the new hospital.  It seemed a far cry from the public resistance a decade ago to plans then to move the hospital.