JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown City Planning Commission has given its approval to an expansion project at UPMC Chautauqua WCA.
The hospital is looking to add two new floors to its facility on Foote Ave., just above its Emergency department. The new space will be used for a new inpatient psychiatric care area, and to create a new maternity ward. Officials with the hospital and Clark Patterson Lee – the architect firm hired to plan the expansion – met with the planning commission on Tuesday to review the plans.
If it goes forward, the expansion project is estimated to cost $23 million, with much of the cost covered by state grants. WCA officials are still waiting for state approvals for financing the project.