The group opposed to putting a hospital in downtown Utica will be holding a day-long event next Monday, June 26th.

It's being called "Battle For Our City" and will include two public sessions at the Radisson Hotel from 9:00 to 11:00 and 2:00 to 4:00.

Two internationally acclaimed urban planners from Urban 3 and Strong Towns will share their knowledge of city and neighborhood development.

Jim Brock, co-founder of the group #NoHospitalDowntown, says he hopes the public will learn one thing, that putting a "big box" on 34 acres of downtown land and taking away the tax base is detrimental to long-term growth and interest in downtown.

A limited capacity lunchtime session will be held from noon to 1:00 at the Fort Schuyler Club.

The Landmark Society of Greater Utica will also be holding a "Walks and Talks" event in the Columbia-Lafayette Street area at 6:00.

Jim Rondenelli, WIBX
Jim Rondenelli, WIBX

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