Updated: Wednesday, 05 Jan 2011, 1:05 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 04 Jan 2011, 8:15 AM EST
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Tuesday marks a major milestone in the construction of a new nursing home in downtown Buffalo.
A "topping-off" ceremony will mark the final steel beams being put into place at the site of a new long-term care facility on Michigan Ave. in the city's fruit belt.
The construction project, on the block of Michigan Avenue and Maple, East North and High streets, will mark the first nursing home built in Buffalo in decades.
Crews broke ground at the Kaleida Health location back in August . The $64 million nursing home will eventually replace two existing Kaleida facilities.
When completed it will be a 4-story, 200,000sq foot, 300-bed long-term-case facility. Construction is expected to be completed in 2012.