The Town is preparing to bring down the former hospital and consortium sites, and reviews and assessments are underway.
Director of Infrastructure Services Dave Brett provided an update on the project to council during the Monday, April 11 Committee of the Whole meeting, indicating an estimated time frame ahead of beginning demolition.
“These are two buildings the Town has been wanting to eliminate, as they have been derelict for quite some time. Bringing them down will improve the visual appeal of the town,” Mr. Brett told the Mail.
Mr. Brett shares the town has retained a project management company and is working with them to determine the scope of work and establish a budget to complete the demolition.
The old hospital site at 625 Riverside Drive has been empty since 2002 and reviews of the asbestos abatement records are currently underway.
Environmental and hazardous materials assessments for the old consortium building at 601 5 Street East are also underway.
Once these reviews are completed demolition is expected to move forward.
“The goal is to complete both sites at the same time, but this may be split up to encourage local vendors to carry out the work,” he says.
Lacie Nairn, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Drumheller Mail