It was revealed yesterday that in June, Highland Hospital's Board of Directors voted not to purchase additional residential properties and has approved the sale of 27 Bellevue. We are relieved, and we hope that Highland and the University of Rochester will take the idea of expanding into the residential neighborhood off the table once and for all.
Thanks to our hard-working PR team, this has gotten quite a bit of media coverage. You can watch television reports featuring some of your neighbors here:
What's next? Defend Urban Neighborhoods will remain vigilant. Highland Hospital will reveal its imminent expansion/modernization plans at an open meeting on Monday, July 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Olmsted Lodge in Highland Park. We hope to see everyone there. There will be an opportunity to ask questions, offer comments and express concerns.
We hope that Highland Hospital will be willing to discuss issues like traffic, parking, noise, trash, neighborhood aesthetics, and future development plans openly and without the brinksmanship we have seen in the past.