Nothing is permanent, except the closing of a street for Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa. The venerable 150-year-old St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City just closed. A recent article in USA Today lists hospitals and clinics across the country struggling to stay alive.
If we close a street, to locate a clinic on that street, Second Avenue, that closing is permanent.
There have been various suggestions for alternatives. Let me pose yet another. I think we can compromise allowing PCI to build its footprint and allowing Second Avenue to stay open. Build the parking on first floor on either side of Second Avenue and then build the building over the parking and over Second Avenue, allowing the traffic to flow under.
This way the doctors and PCI win and the people keep their transportation system.