New site picked for medical corridor market

New site proposed for Fruit Belt market that would save historic building.
New site proposed for Fruit Belt market that would save historic building.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – There is a new site proposal for the market proposed for High Street near the Buffalo Niagara Medical Corridor.

The Buffalo Planning Board heard a request from St. John Baptist Fruit Belt Community Development to build the market one block east of the current proposal.

The new site would be between Mulberry and Locust Streets and save the Civil War-era home at 204 High Street, the site where the corporation originally wanted to place the market.

There will be a public hearing on July 29 for the new proposal.

“The market will have a positive economic impact on the neighborhood, build a sense of community and will be part of a gateway to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus,” said Pastor Michael Chapman, Chief Executive Officer of St. John Baptist Fruit Belt Development Corp.

The market proposal includes a 7,000 square foot, full-service market, with pharmacy.

If the new site is approved by the city, groundbreaking for the market could take place later this summer.

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