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Breaking ground at the new UR Medicine Center for Orthopaedics and Physical Performance

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Bergmann's Eric Shaw, Senior Landscape Architect, and Andrew Hart, Commercial Practice Leader

On Thursday, June 24, key developers and community stakeholders broke ground on the new UR Medicine Center for Orthopaedics and Physical Performance in the Town of Henrietta, New York. The new medical facility “will combine clinical care, research, education, and community wellness under one roof to create an orthopaedics center unlike any other in the Northeast,” according to the URMC website.

Working with partners at The S/L/A/M Collaborative, national architecture, engineering and planning firm Bergmann provided the initial site survey, core site/civil services, assisted with the permitting approval process with the town, and supported drawings for BME Associates, also collaborating with Perkins + Will to get the initial scope of the project. Bergmann's team has been focused on ensuring accessibility of visitors utilizing a range of transportation to travel to the center, from individual passenger cars, to public transportation and ride shares. As part of a LEED Credit requirement, the project site will include 70 parking spaces designated as electric vehicle (EV) ready for the future installation of 35 EV charging stations, delivering on the increased demand for on-the-go charging.

The new 330,000 sq. ft. building is home to the former Sears space in the Marketplace Mall and is the largest offsite project in the University of Rochester history. There will be up to 14 new operating rooms and four procedure rooms, located in the crossroad of Henrietta, and easily accessible from 1-390 and 1-90 to make the most advanced orthopaedic care easily accessible to the Rochester community and beyond. This is also the first project done under the Town’s new zoning legislations.

Phase I of the development, including office space for 250 employees, is scheduled to be complete this fall, and the surgery center is set to open in 2022, followed by a tower in 2023.