Officials with Mohawk Valley Health System have unveiled the site plan for the downtown Utica hospital.

MVHS officials were today joined by members of the architectural firm NBBJ and local elected officials at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Utica for the announcement.

The nine-story hospital will be bordered by Columbia Street, State Street, Broadway and Oriskany Street, with the entrance on Lafayette Street. The 672,000 square foot facility will have 373 beds, covering 25 acres of downtown, and will include a 1,550 car parking structure.

MVHS President and CEO Scott Perra says the site plan represents many months of work and input from over 2,000 community members.

“We are excited to be able to share the site plan and outline of the new hospital and how it fits in the community,” said Perra.  “We know that many members of our internal and external communities have been looking forward to the day when they could begin to have a vision of what the campus will look like. New design for healthcare is a complex process; we are designing from the inside out, first looking at the processes to care for the patients and then designing the space to provide the care.

Perra says the hospital design is only about 30 percent complete.

He says two community forums open to the public are planned for December 7th at the Radisson Hotel-Utica Centre at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

MVHS site plan (Jeff Monaski, WIBX)