Originally posted by Marty:
I think it would be a wonderful place for the city to donate to the community as a Habitat for Renewal, and other charity organizations.
Too bad the city has absolutly nothing to do with the property....
The problems with the building and any supsequent occupancy are the same problems that lead Ministry Healthcare to build new in the first place. Namely, that in order to bring the elevators, fire protection, and asbestos requirements up to current codes, it is necessary to drop a huge amount of money into the structure. Even when that is all finished, you still have an old building.
I would love to see some form of adult daycare, inpatient hospice care, a home for teen mothers, or even some type of addiction medicine treatment like the old AODA program... however, the cost of the upkeep and maintenance of the building, added to the costs of the required upgrades, really doesn't bode well for any type of self sustaining occupancy.
The new owners are only planning to use a very limited amount of the building as I understand it; I fear that this Tomahawk landmark is destined for the wrecking ball as more of an albatross then that of an asset to the new owners.
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