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BOND ISSUE APPROVED TO FUND HEART CENTER

The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency board Thursday approved a $13.75 million issue of tax-exempt bonds to finance the Heart Center of Niagara.

The County Legislature is to vote on the bond issue Dec. 7. The bonds would be debts of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, the Heart Center's owner.

The two-story building's cost has grown as the medical center has lined up new equipment for cardiac diagnosis and treatment. Its size has grown from 40,000 square feet to 56,000 square feet, and a bridge connecting it with the medical center has been added.

Savarino Construction is erecting the center on a former parking lot across from the medical center.

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