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First Niagara gives land for Buffalo medical school

Posted at: 03/28/2013 6:26 AM
By: Associated Press

The University at Buffalo's plans to relocate its medical school have taken a step forward with the donation of land by First Niagara Financial Group.
    
UB - which actually paid a dollar for the $2 million parcel - is moving the medical school to Buffalo's burgeoning downtown medical campus from elsewhere in the city.
    
The nearly one-acre parcel it acquired Wednesday is the last of three plots needed for the project.
    
With groundbreaking now set for September, construction is expected to be completed in 2016.