Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - More than $6 million in additional funds have been secured by Roswell Park Cancer Institute toward construction of a 142,000 square-foot Clinical Sciences Center.
The new facility will be used for patient care, research, and survivor support services. The funds will be distributed through the New Markets Tax Credit Program, which was established by congress in 2000.
"We as a community have to position this great institution so that when the next great cancer breakthroughs are made, their made right here at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. And we've already got an extraordinary start," said Congressman Brian Higgins.
The funds will advance Phase One of the Clinical Sciences Center, which encompasses construction and buildout of the first five floors of the building and framing of an additional six floors to be shelled for future development.
"We worked hard to make this the number one priority for New Markets Tax Credits for the city," said Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown.
Roswell says that when the second and final phase of construction is completed, the facility will also provide office space for scientists, and will free up space in the main Roswell Park hospital so that existing patient-care programs can be expanded to meet increased demand.