Ruined Joplin Hospital Carries $1 Million Note

5 years 3 weeks 5 days ago Thursday, September 19 2013 Sep 19, 2013 Thursday, September 19, 2013 8:39:00 AM CDT September 19, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

JOPLIN - Supporters of a proposal to build a museum complex on the site of a Joplin hospital that was destroyed in the May 2011 tornado were surprised to learn that any development will require a $1 million payment for a garden and walking trail.

The city of Joplin disclosed the agreement with the Joplin Redevelopment Corp. on Wednesday. The $1 million would be required for less than an acre of land near where Mercy Hospital stood before it was demolished by the tornado.

The Joplin Globe reports officials with the Joplin Historical Society says they were not told about the agreement when the group proposed building a museum complex on the land. They say the obligation would make it difficult to put the project on the site.

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