Mayor Madden Announces Start of Leonard Hospital Demolition
Demolition of 140,000 sq. ft. abandoned & vacant former medical facility underway in Troy’s Lansingburgh neighborhood
Project conducted in two phases, including environmental remediation and removal of physical structure
Mayor: demolition of building latest victory in City’s ongoing neighborhood revitalization efforts that will help improve local property values, quality of life
Leonard Hospital demolition identified as priority project in Mayor’s 2020 State of the City Address
TROY, NY – Mayor Patrick Madden today announced the start of demolition of the long-vacant Leonard Hospital building, part of the City’s ongoing efforts to support economic growth and improved quality of life in Troy’s diverse neighborhoods. Demolition of the former medical facility in North Troy was identified as a priority project in the mayor’s 2020 State of the City Address.
Mayor Madden said, “We are pleased to oversee the demolition of the former Leonard Hospital building, part of our continued commitment to neighborhood revitalization across Troy. For too long, the Leonard Hospital property has negatively impacted quality of life and property values. The safe and responsible removal of this building is a victory for nearby homes, families, and businesses, and an important step that will help create new opportunities for investment and growth in Lansingburgh.”
The vacant and abandoned former medical facility – an approximately 140,000 sq. ft. building located at 74 New Turnpike Road – officially closed its doors nearly 20 years ago. Demolition of the building occurred in two phases, beginning with asbestos remediation followed by razing of the physical structure.
Prior to moving forward with demolition, the city explored possible options for reuse of the building but the age and condition of the structure was found unsuitable for alternative uses. The approximately 6.4 acre site will be reviewed with community input for future development options following completion of demolition.
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John Salka, Deputy Director of Public Information
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