Officials Eye Hospital Campus for Mixed-Use Makeover

By Ioana Neamt, Associate Editor Local and state officials are working with the Urban Land Institute to relocate a state hospital in Norman, according to Tulsa’s Channel 8. A ULI advisory panel recommended moving Griffin Memorial Hospital from 900 E. Main St. in order to open the 240-acre site for redevelopment. The hospital, which opened [...]

Griffin Memorial Hospital

Local and state officials are working with the Urban Land Institute to relocate a state hospital in Norman, according to Tulsa’s Channel 8.

A ULI advisory panel recommended moving Griffin Memorial Hospital from 900 E. Main St. in order to open the 240-acre site for redevelopment. The hospital, which opened in the late 1800’s, would be moved less than a mile away.

Terri White, commissioner for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, explained that the hospital’s antiquated facilities do not reflect the modern services that it provides, KOCO Oklahoma City reports. The site would be redeveloped into a mix of housing, retail, office and entertainment area, a process that could take more than a decade.

The city of Norman is located 20 miles south of downtown Oklahoma City and is the third largest in the state. CNN’s Money Magazine ranked Norman as the sixth best small city to live in in 2008.

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