Plans Sought for Site of Destroyed Joplin Hospital
JOPLIN (AP) - Developers are asking the public for ideas on how to develop the site of a hospital that was destroyed in the 2011 Joplin tornado.
Wallace Bajjali Development Partners scheduled two public sessions for Thursday in Joplin to collect ideas for use of land previously occupied by St. John's Regional Medical Center. The tornado left St. John's in ruins and killed five patients and one visitor.
Mercy donated the land to the city, school district and a theater after the tornado.
The Joplin Globe reports Mercy is requiring that nothing related to the medical field be built on the land and the developer does not want the new use to compete with proposed redevelopment projects at other sites.
Mercy officials will be allowed to approve the development plans.