Old hospital's best use is as land for housing
July 6, 2022
No surprise, but the borough received no bids for the former hospital property. No one was willing to pay the $830,000 minimum price for the building, much of which is 55 years old.
It’s not like there’s a lot of value to the building, unless a new owner wanted to run a medical center or long-term care facility, which isn’t needed in Wrangell after SEARHC spent $30 million building its new medical center just a few blocks away.
Besides, the old building’s health records show a patient in ill health.
“Many of the mechanical and electrical systems are in failing condition and/or do...