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Michigan Goodrich parking ramp on medical campus now restricted for employees, medical students

If you are a patient or visitor at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, don't expect to park anymore in the Michigan Avenue/Goodrich  Street parking ramp.

The MIGO parking garage at 134 High St., with 2,036 spaces, is returning to employee and student parking, said Kari Root Bonaro, spokeswoman for Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Inc. , the nonprofit organizaton that oversees parking and transportation on the campus.

The MIGO ramp, adjacent to Buffalo General Medical Center, had been a popular go-to parking spot for patients, employees, visitors and families ever since the old parking ramp on Ellicott Street was torn down in 2016 to make room for a new one.

But now that the new ramp known as 854 Ellicott - located behind John R. Oishei Children's Hospital and next to Gates Vascular Institute and Buffalo General - opened some of its floors earlier this month, patients and others coming to Buffalo General are directed to the new ramp.

"That was just temporary," Root Bonaro said. "When we took the old garage down, we moved all patient and visitor parking to MIGO for Buffalo General and GVI....Now we can accommodate all the parking needs at 854 Ellicott."

Parking lot attendants said the change began nearly a month ago and that the ticket machines at MIGO for the general public, which were still letting some patients in the ramp Wednesday afternoon, are expected to be removed soon.

"We're trying to help people who had been used to (parking)" at the MIGO ramp, Root Bonaro said.

Valet parking remains available at the hospital entrances. There also is a surface lot directly across from Oishei Children's Hospital at Ellicott and High streets that offers patient and visitor parking.

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