Former St. Vincents Hospital is planned to be replaced with luxury condos
After St. Vincent's Hospital closed in April of 2010, the Lower West Side has been without a full service hospital for its 385 thousand residents. Now Rudin Management Co., after purchasing the former hospital campus for $260 million this past Oct., wants to convert the site into luxury condominiums. Rudins seeks an upzoning of the two blocks where St. Vincent's once stood, so that they may build at the same bulk and density of the former institution.
To appease critics of the new plan, Rudin plans on building a new elementary school in the area, as well as opening a new healthcare center with a standalone emergency room to meet residents medical needs.
The City Planning Commission, who will vote on the proposed zoning changes, will meet at Spector Hall on Jan. 23 at 1 p.m.
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