Old hospital's best use is as land for housing


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...

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