County announces deal for Sloan Kettering facility at Nassau Coliseum

Bill San Antonio

Nassau County has reached an agreement with the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to construct an outpatient facility and parking garage on a portion of the parking lot at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

First announced during Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano’s State of the County address in March, Sloan Kettering will reportedly purchase the five-acre parcel on the southwest part of the Coliseum property for $6.5 million and construct a two-story, 105,000 square-foot building and 450-space garage.

Construction will reportedly cost $140 million. Sloan Kettering would employ 250 clinical and administrative employees with a $150,000 average salary. 

In a statement, Mangano said the facility would “serve as a further building block to attracting healthcare-related research and development jobs to the county.”

The facility would offer surgical, medical and radiation oncology consultation services, chemotherapy and radiation therapy, diagnostic radiology and other services, such as research trials and a host of support groups for survivors and cancer patients.

Upon the completion of the revitalization plan for the Coliseum property, Sloan Kettering’s parking garage would be available to visitors on nights and weekends.

The construction agreement, by which the facility may later be expanded to 140,000 square-feet of building area, includes a covenant indicating the property’s control would revert back to Nassau County if it is not built as a health-care facility. 

Memorial Sloan Kettering would also be responsible for labor agreements involving construction.

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