October 15, 1998
(Works, Services and Transportation)
Environmental assessment to be carried out on old General Hospital
Key decisions regarding public concerns over plans to demolish the old
General Hospital Buildings were reached during a meeting earlier this week between the
province and the City of St. John's. There will be no action taken on the demolition of
the historical buildings until an environmental assessment has been carried out. The
assessment will look further into the viability of reusing these buildings from an
environmental perspective. The Department of Works, Services and Transportation will
initiate the environmental assessment on the old General Hospital Buildings in the coming
days. In the interim, plans to demolish the old steam plant and remove two underground
fuel tanks nearby will continue as scheduled, as this action would be necessary in the
event of any redevelopment of the buildings.
Media contact: Jill Sooley, Communications, (709) 729-3015.
1998 10 15 9:45 a.m.