UTICA — Slocum-Dickson Medical Group PLLC plans to expand its operations into the Utica Business Park at 117 Business Park Drive in the city of Utica, according to a March 12 joint announcement from Utica mayor Robert Palmieri and councilwoman Celeste Friend.
The medical group will lease about 80,000 square feet “to enhance existing services and potentially add new services that are not currently being provided in the area.”
The expansion was initiated due to a lack of available space at Slocum-Dickson’s current location on Burrstone Road in New Hartford to accommodate an anticipated increase of physicians and ancillary services.
Slocum-Dickson’s new building is a former United Healthcare call center, which has been vacant for over a decade.
At the time of the announcement, the Utica Urban Renewal Agency had already approved the proposed change in use for the site and the city’s Planning Board was expected to approve it.
The total investment for the project is estimated to be “$15 million to $20 million,” per the announcement.
Slocum-Dickson Medical Group currently has locations in New Hartford and Ilion. The group employs more than 70 physicians and 500 staff members, according to its website.