(La Porte, IN) - The future of the old La Porte Hospital is still uncertain but Mayor Tom Dermody said his office will be in touch with hospital officials soon to discuss what to do with the site. He appeared on the “Morning Mayhem” on 96.7 The Eagle this morning with hosts Dennis Siddall and Joe Eberhart.
Dermody said the building needs to come down. He said one of the possibilities he’s receptive to is clearing the site and using it for public events to draw people to the downtown. “That’s seven or eight acres of the center point of our downtown and what a great gathering spot opportunity whether it’s a multitude of different things. We’ve heard it all,” he said.
New housing is among the other possibilities being entertained for that site. Dermody said another talking point will be who pays for the cost of demolition which could be three to four million dollars.
The new hospital, located just to the west, opened last fall.