Effort to save historic nurses dorm in Gastonia is on hold

The salvation of a historic hospital dormitory in Gastonia will depend on whether someone commits to leasing space in it.

Partners Behavioral Health Management is the most logical candidate to move into the old nurses dorm, which sits on its campus along South New Hope Road. But the agency may not have any need for offices that would be created as part of the building’s redevelopment. And in that case, its preferred alternative would be for the decrepit structure to be demolished, said Partners Executive Director Rhett Melton.

“The concerns I raised before will really remain as long as the building is in its current condition and shape,” he said Thursday.

(Gaston Gazette, 3/31/2016)

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