Buffalo's City Council approved a land swap between the hospital district and the Buffalo Golf Course to allow the hospital to build their proposed new nursing home facility.
City Attorney Ben Kirven explained that the hospital requested the .21 acre piece from the city through the golf course.
Giving some background, he said the hospital and golf course swapped lands back in 2004, with the hospital district giving the golf course 4.6 acres and the golf course returning 1.23 acres to the hospital.
He explains the swap further.
There was some discussion on whether stray golf balls might cause an issue with the nursing home or the residents, but Hospital Administrator Sandy Ward said the side of the building facing the golf course would have few if any windows, and that residents would be outside on the other side of the building, and he didn't see stray balls as an issue.
The council approved the swap of city-owned .21-acre piece of land to the hospital board.