Demolition of the former Grace Hospital building continues but there's still no interest in the property, says Mayor Eddie Francis
Francis is encouraging public and private property developers to step forward and take advantage of the city's community improvement plan. He says it includes incentives to assist with development projects.
"We've seen examples of that with CS Wind [and] we've seen examples with the university and college. The entire city is open for business. The entire city, in my opinion, is a tax-free zone in terms of incentives," Francis said.
Once demolition is complete, the grace hospital site will remain vacant until a developer comes forward or city council decides what to do with it.