November 15th, 2012 by WCBC Radio
Tenants at the former Memorial Hospital have one month remaining to relocate as the city takes steps to rid itself of what has become a money pit — costing taxpayers an estimated $2.5 million over the past 2 1/2 years. Official notice was distributed in mid June to the dozen tenants who occupy portions of the 250,000-square-foot space. It's estimated the cost of the demolition, an action the city agreed to in late May, may be as high as $3.5 million. According to the city comptroller, the hospital buildings, at 250,000 square feet, have cost taxpayers an estimated $2.5 million over the past 2 1/2 years. City Administrator Jeff Rhodes said the remaining tenants will be out of the building within the next month and demolition could begin in the spring of next year.